Brush Fire in Paia Forces Closure of Baldwin Avenue

Mahalo to our firefighters who have responded to not one, but two brush fires in West Maui today!

From the Source: 

"Baldwin Avenue in Pāʻia remains closed between Holy Rosary Church and the Pāʻia Gym due to a brush fire reported at 1:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.
As of 3 p.m., there were two separate fires burning in the area–one along Baldwin Avenue that was 3-5 acres in size and 75% contained; and another in a gulch on HC&S land that was being handled separately."

"The road is closed around the Pāʻia Gym, so parents are advised to pickup their child as they are able.  Sports at the school have been cancelled for the afternoon.

In order to access students for pickup parents may have to temporarily go to Hāliʻimaile Avenue and come down Baldwin Avenue.  The road closure is temporary, but remained in place as of 3 p.m."

Above: "Baldwin Avenue brush fire, 9/3/14." Credit - Tara Dugan

Above: "Baldwin Avenue brush fire, 9/3/14." Credit - Tara Dugan