Fireworks evidence found at fire site
Evidence of fireworks was found at a Wailuku fire Tuesday that burned about 1 acre of dry grass on Leleihoku Street behind Baldwin High School, a fire official said.
The fire, reported at about 4 p.m., was among four brush fires that firefighters fought Tuesday in Central Maui.
Another brush fire, reported at about 11:45 a.m., burned 1.5 acres of kiawe trees and dry brush off Waiinu Road, across from Maui Memorial Park, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. Police said that fire appeared to have reignited from an earlier fire.
The fire was under control at 12:15 p.m. and extinguished at 9:22 p.m.
The Leleihoku Street fire was brought under control at 4:26 p.m. and extinguished at 4:55 p.m.
After an investigation, the cause was determined to be fireworks related, Mainaga said. He said evidence of fireworks was found and collected by police.
Two other brush fires Tuesday burned areas of about 400 square feet each.
One was reported at 2:39 a.m. near West Hawaii Street in Kahului. Kahului firefighters responded to bring the fire under control by 3 a.m., Mainaga said.
He said the other fire was reported at 7:48 p.m. in the Waiehu Kou area.
The cause of both fires was undetermined.