E. Maui fire 100% contained
A brush fire on the Ulupalakua side of Manawainui Gulch at Milepost 27.5 on Piilani Highway was declared 100 percent contained at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
The fire, which was reported at 3:07 p.m. Saturday, involved 65 acres on the mauka side of the highway, according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
A helicopter drops water on a 65-acre brush fire Saturday off of Piilani Highway between Ulupalakua and Kaupo.
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Although contained, the fire was not considered extinguished, Mainaga said, and one crew remained at the scene monitoring for flare-ups Sunday night.
Kahului blaze is extinguished
Fire crews fought a brush fire off of Hana Highway and behind Kmart on Saturday night.
Firefighters responding to the 10:06 p.m. call found a half-acre of dry grass and thick shrubbery on fire, according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. The blaze was called under control at 11:13 p.m. and extinguished at 12:04 a.m. Sunday.
There were no injuries and no damage was reported, Mainaga said.