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8 West Maui brush fires may be intentionally set

Published On: Oct 22 2013 12:05:38 PM HST
Updated On: Oct 22 2013 06:01:08 PM HST
LAHAINA, Hawaii -

Maui County fire investigators are looking into brush fire set early Tuesday that may have been intentionally set.

The first brush fire call came at 3:37 a.m. near the Lahaina Bypass Road and Keawe Street in Lahaina.  Crews found a 50-foot-by-200-foot grass fire in the median.  There was also another grass fire about a quarter mile to the south, approximately 100-feet-by-150-feet in size.  While fighting those fires, another grass fire was seen a mile to the south on the Lahaina Bypass Road. that was 150-feet-by-150-feet in size.

At 3:44 a.m., crews were called to a brush fire on Honoapiilani Highway at mile marker 17 on the mauka side of the highway.  The brush fire was about 100-feet-by-100-feet in size.

At 4:19 a.m., another brush fire was reported above Leialii Parkway in Lahaina.  Three separate fires were found -- two 100-square-feet in size and 200-square-feet in size.

At 4:48 a.m., another brush fire was reported above Wahikuli Road in Lahaina.  A 10-foot-by-50-foot grass fire makai of Old Cane Haul Road was found and about 50 feet away from nearby homes.

All eight fires were called extinguished by 6:09 a.m.  No injuries or damage were reported.

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