Wailea brush fire 100 percent contained
The Maui News
A brush fire that burned 200 acres in Wailea was 100 percent contained Tuesday morning, officials said.
Firefighters were continuing to monitor hot spots in the fire, which was reported at 6:42 p.m. Sunday near 4050 Kalai Waa St. in Wailea.
Fire officials said “swirling winds” estimated at 15 to 20 mph created “very challenging” conditions before winds died at about 2 a.m. Monday.
No damage or injuries were reported.
Hotel Wailea guests and employees were evacuated from 11 p.m. Sunday to about 3 a.m. Monday, and up to 35 people sought shelter at an evacuation center at the Kihei Community Center.
Officials said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
It reportedly started near a Maui Electric Co. substation mauka of Kalai Waa Street on the edge of the undeveloped Honua`ula property.