Stubborn Brush Fire Near Lahainaluna Burns 7 Acres

"Fire near Lahainaluna. Photo by Kira Nakamura."

The need for more stringent enforcement of trash dumping and better waste management programs is highlighted by this fire in Maui. What makes trash dumping even a worse wildfire hazard is when it sits in dry gulches, where wildfires can really pick up due to winds and convection.

From the Source:

"A fire near Lahainaluna High School burned an estimated seven acres since it started on Saturday afternoon, May 16, 2015.

Maui Fire Services Officer Edward Taomoto said crews were primarily focusing on stubborn areas along the Kahoma Stream gulch where partially buried organic material, trash and abandoned vehicles were making the fire especially difficult to extinguish."