An afternoon brush fire burned 8 acres in Ma'alaea since it was first reported at 1:49 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Fire crews were able to gain 100% containment by 5:40 p.m.
The fire started near the North Kihei Road and Honoapi'ilani Highway intersection. When crews arrived on scene, they found a working brush fire being fueled by high winds.
In addition to the acreage burned, damages were also reported to utility poles in the burn area. The monetary estimate of damages is not yet available.