Many Maui residents and Firefighters can take a sigh of relief today, as the wildfire that burned 9,200 total acres has been declared fully contained.
While the blaze spread quickly across the old sugarcane plantation fields and unmanaged grasslands, there were no reported injuries from this event.
Thank you Maui Fire department for containing this incredible blaze!
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A pair of wildfires on Maui that began late last week have been 100 percent contained, Maui Mayor Michael Victorino announced Monday morning.
Firefighters will continue working in the area until the fires are extinguished. The flames burned a combined 9,200 acres, causing power outages and cancelling flights out of the Kahului airport.
Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate the area Thursday, at the height of the flames, and the nearby Maui Humane Society actually recruited community volunteers to help transport animals to safety.
“Words cannot express how relieved I am that there were no injuries or major property damage from what were dangerous, fast-moving fires that required evacuations and road closures,” Victorino said.