Maui brush fire that prompted evacuations now 100% contained

Maui brush fire that prompted evacuations now 100% contained
Firefighters are battling a brush fire on Maui. (Source: Maui Fire Department)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A brush fire on Maui that triggered evacuations Thursday is now 100% contained.

The fire, first reported about 1:40 p.m. Thursday, was threatening Kahikinui Homesteads on the Southern flank of Haleakala, near Ulupalakua Ranch.

At least a dozen homes were evacuated, but all evacuation orders have been called off and no roads are closed.

Meanwhile, a portion of Piilani Highway that was closed in the area has since reopened.

The flames scorched approximately 300 acres.

On Friday, officials said while the blaze is contained, firefighters continue to monitor it.

This story will be updated.

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