After battling the initial “unscheduled cane Burn,” Maui Fire Department crews turned the job over to assets controlled by Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar. The initial blaze report came in around 10:36 a.m., Sunday involving more than 200 acres.
The fire was called 80 percent contained at 3:45 p.m., and the decision to mop up the area was made by HC&S with approximately 270 acres involved. Crews are on scene extinguishing hot spots and conducting mop up operation. The fire cause and damages are unavailable, an investigation is on going.
In a separate call, around 1:40 p.m., Sunday, Engine 10 crews responded to 25 Hohani Place in Haiku for a structure fire. Damage estimates were estimated to be at $250,000.00: $150,00 to the structure and $100,000.00 for the contents. The fire cause was determined to be electrical but deemed accidental.
The fire was brought under control at 2:05 p.m. and called extinguished at 2:24 p.m. Two people occupied the home, and one was home at the time of the fire – no injuries reported. The fire is under investigation at this time.