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MFD extinguishes brush fire in Wailuku

The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photos

Firefighters work to extinguish a brush fire Tuesday afternoon that burned about 1 acre roadside of Kuikahi Street in Wailuku. Kahului and Wailuku engine companies and a Kahului tanker company responded to the 1:17 p.m. alarm reporting the fire that was north of Marmac Ace Hardware and behind Walgreens. Firefighters quickly contained the fire at 1:29 p.m., and it was declared fully extinguished at 2:47 p.m., said Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro. While firefighters battled the smoky blaze, police closed the one-block section of Kuikahi Street between Pa’a and La’a streets.

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