Second large wildfire in a week on Maui

From the Maui News in Hawaii:

“The second large brush fire in a week burned to within 50 to 100 feet of a home at the top of Ehehene Street in Ukumehame, shut down Honoapiilani Highway for about 30 minutes Friday evening, and blackened at least 300 acres, a Maui Fire Department official said.

Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto said at about 8 p.m. Friday that the 300 acres burned was a conservative figure and was likely to increase overnight. The fire was not contained Friday night, he said.

This fire in the Ukumehame-Olowalu area comes as fighters have a 4,700-acre Maalaea-to-Ukumehame blaze nearly contained. Fire officials said Thursday that the fast-moving fire that began July 2 was 80 to 90 percent contained.”

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+