Two brush fires – possibly arson – were knocked down Thursday on Moloka’i by Maui County Fire Department crews from Kaunakakai, Ho’olehua, and Puko’o. Thursday morning at 10:09 a.m., units were dispatched to a brush fire at Kalamaula Mauka. Fire crews arrived on scene and discovered three separate fires in light flashy fuels burning at that location.
Two fires were burning at the corner of Likelike Avenue and Po’okela Street. These two fires merged in to one fire approximately a quarter acre in size. The third fire, also a quarter acre in size, was located about 50 yards to the West on Likelike Avenue. Both fires were quickly contained and extinguished. No damages or injuries were reported and no homes were threatened.
Fire cause has not been determined, but the fires may have been intentionally set. Police are investigating.