Fire crews battle blaze in brush near ‘Jaws’

Crews extinguished a 3-acre brush fire along the road to the “Jaws” surf spot in Peahi on Sunday morning, according to a fire official.

At 8:24 a.m. Sunday, firefighters received a call from people who’d spotted smoke in the area, Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto said. A crew from Paia arrived on the scene at 8:40 a.m. and found 2 acres of brush burning about three-fourths of a mile down Hahana Road on the way to Jaws.

Crews had the fire contained at 9:48 a.m. and extinguished by 12:32 p.m., Taomoto said. The department’s Air One helicopter also did water drops to help put out the fire.

There were no injuries and no homes were threatened.

Crews from Paia and Makawao, as well as a battalion chief, engine and tanker from Kahului responded to the fire.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.