UPDATE: Maui Fire investigators have called the fire extinguished as of 6:30 a.m. today.
Crews have been on the hillside above Ma’alaea since a brush fire erupted this morning. As of 6 p.m., nine members of the Maui Fire Department’s Wildland Team and nine members of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife continue to work with Air-1 to mop up what’s left of the fire. The 30 acres fire is considered 100 percent contained, but not yet extinguished.
There were no injuries reported, and the cause of the fire is undetermined. Crews will be monitoring and making checks of the fire ground throughout the night.