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The Maili Fire was the largest wildfire between 2008-2012 that burned during the kau season.
About 1,000 acres burned starting near residences at Kulawae Street and up mauka.
"Honolulu fire crews were kept busy Sunday after wild fires broke out in Kunia and Maili.
The Maili blaze broke out at around 2:30 p.m. near Kulawae Street. The fire is near a residential area, but no evacuations had been ordered. The fire reportedly has spread up the mountain."
“There were fireballs everywhere,” said Eric Enos, co-founder and executive director of Kaala Farm Cultural Learning Center. “Some of them hit the hale, and the grass went up in flames. The fire was so fierce.”
"Enos said fire destroyed much of its water pipe system that feeds numerous taro-patch terraces and other crops and vegetation on the property. Two PVC pipes — each a mile long — that supplied water to the center’s loi also were destroyed.
The taro patches are part of an ancient terrace system uncovered and restored by Enos and colleagues decades ago. 'Today the terraces are an important resource for educating people on traditional Hawaiian agricultural and sustainability practices,' Enos said."