Grass fire starts along Airport Access Road

A Sunday afternoon fire burned a 300-foot-long strip of grass near Panda Express and Walmart in Kahului, according to a fire official.

At 2:33 p.m. Sunday, crews received a call about the fire on the south shoulder of Airport Access Road fronting Panda Express, Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto said. The Kahului crew was on the scene at 2:36 p.m.

“It was windy, so it was probably spreading pretty fast by the time they got there,” Taomoto said.

The crew had the fire contained by 2:46 p.m. and extinguished by 2:53 p.m. In total, the fire burned an area about 10 feet wide and 300 feet long.

The fire did not damage any properties or cause any injuries, though crews had to wake up an older male who was sleeping under a tree about 6 feet away from the fire, according to Taomoto.

The cause of the fire was undetermined.

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