Fire crews extinguished an early-morning brush fire Friday off North Holokai Road in Haiku that burned 1.5 acres and threatened homes in the area, a fire official said.
Paia and Makawao firefighters, as well as a Kahului tanker, responded to the 3:29 a.m. alarm, finding flames as high as 40 feet, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
"Firefighters worked quickly to protect the homes and stop the fire's advance," he said.
By 4 a.m., the fire had been contained, and crews were mopping up hot spots. The fire was extinguished at 4:43 a.m.
No property was damaged, and no injuries were reported, Mainaga said.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation.