Maui wildfire now fully contained; 370 acres burned in Paia

Authorities said approximately 30 acres have burned so far.
Authorities said approximately 30 acres have burned so far.(BRYAN O'SULLIVAN)
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 5:56 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 31, 2022 at 11:05 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui firefighters have now gained control over a wildfire in Paia that burned more than 370 acres Saturday.

The fire was deemed fully contained at 11 p.m. Crews monitored hot spots into the night and patrolled the permiter Sunday.

It’s not clear what started the fire, but early Saturday, winds whipped up the flames, quickly pushing it toward Hana and Haleakala highways. Portions of the roadways were closed as crews fought the fire.

Emergency crews first responded to the blaze just before 4 p.m.

The wildfire comes as authorities warn of dry, windy conditions that could help fires spread. The leeward areas of all islands are under a red flag warning.

There were no reports of any damage from the blaze. The cause is under investigation.

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