Maui Firefighters Tackle Large Brush Fire Near Haliimaile

4:30 PM UPDATE: Maui Firefighters continue to battle a large brush fire that started on the makai side of Haliimaile road near the gun range and Haleakala Highway. About 40 MFD personnel are on the scene along with Air 1, 2, & 3 along with MFD tankers, and several dozers and water tankers from private companies.

Heavy equipment is on scene cutting breaks around the perimeter of the fire. All other resources are working on securing the fire perimeter. Crews will continue working throughout the night to contain this fire.

Road Closures as of 3:30 pm: All roads closed in both directions until further notice: Haleakala Hwy-37 from Hana Hwy-36 to Makani Rd.
Haliimaile Rd from Haleakala Hwy-37 to Haliimaile General Store
Updated at 4:25 pm Pulehu RD – Open

So far, the HC&D quarry and the Central Maui Landfill areas were evacuated earlier as a precaution. The fire has now burned approximately 1900 acres and is 30% contained.

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