Crews extinguish brush fire off Kahekili Highway

Fire crews from Wailuku, Kahului and Paia responded to a brush fire off Kahekili Highway near Makaala Drive on Saturday afternoon, according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

The fire, which was reported at 2:42 p.m., scorched an area approximately 800 feet long by 30 feet wide on the mauka side of the highway. The blaze was under control at 3:19 p.m. and extinguished at 6 p.m., Mainaga said.

No injuries or damage was reported.

Kahekili Highway between Makaala Drive and Waiehu Beach Road was closed for about three hours due to the fire.