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UPDATE: Fast-moving brush fire off Baldwin Ave prompts closures and evacuations

PC: Karen Chun

3 PM UPDATE: Maui County firefighters were dispatched at 1:07 pm today to a fire near Holomua Road. The fire burned behind Doris Todd school and moved in the Makai direction. Firefighters are continuing to battle the fire with the assistance of Air 1 & Air 2, E-2 from Paia, E-10 from Kahului, E-5 from Makawao, E-14 from Wailea and E-6 from Kihei along with a Battalion Chief. Private water tankers are also assisting. We have no size of the fire available at this time. A few structures were evacuated near Baldwin Avenue.

Parts of Paia is experiencing power outages due to the brush fire

Parts of Paia have been de-energized and are experiencing an outage to enable the fire department and emergency crews to respond to the brush fire.

*****ROAD CLOSURE*****

Baldwin Ave from the old HC&S mill to Paia School. Holomua Rd is also closed at Hana Hwy due to a brush fire.

Please stay away from the area, not just for your own safety, but the safety of the fire crews as well.

*This story will be updated as more information becomes available

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