Vehicle Accident Ignites Brush at Launiupoko

Lahaina, West Maui (Credit Maui Now)

Launiupoko in West Maui experienced a brush-up with a wildfire started by a vehicle fire on Saturday. The fire quickly spread from the road towards homes, coming within 200 feet of one of the structures. You never know when the next accident that sparks an ignition will be - best to be prepared at all times. Do you have an evacuation plan and two ways out of every room? Do you keep your emergency supply kit near your entrance/exit to your home?

From the Source:

"A single-vehicle collision on Punakea Loop in West Maui sparked a brush fire that threatened homes in Launiupoko on Saturday afternoon, Jan.30, 2016, fire officials said.

Maui Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto said the fire threatened two homes above the accident and came within 200 feet of one of the structures.  According to FSC Taomoto, the two occupants escaped with minor injuries."