Lahaina Road Closed Due to Fires all over the Island thru last Thursday

Two minor brush fires were discovered near the Lahaina Fire Station at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

They were brought under control within an hour, but traffic on Honoapiilani Highway was diverted to Lower Honoapiilani Road for a time to avoid the smoke.

No information on the cause and size of the fires was available late Sunday.

In Wailuku, the Fire Department mopped up fires that erupted Saturday and Thursday.

Thirty acres were burned in a fire in abandoned macadamia nut fields off of Kahekili Highway in Wailuku, which was reported around 1 p.m. Saturday, county officials said Sunday.

The fire was contained at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, and the Wailuku fire crew remained at the scene overnight, fire officials said.

The fire sent huge plumes of smoke to the nearby Wailuku Country Estates on Saturday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, the county said in a release.

There were no significant flare-ups Sunday, the county reported.

Also on Sunday, the county reported that Thursday’s late-night fire that erupted below Wailuku Heights and near the Kehalani subdivision was declared extinguished at 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

An estimated 60 acres were burned, and there were no injuries or damage to structures, the county said.

The fire was first reported at 11:49 p.m. Thursday, and hundreds of residents of Iliahi Townhomes, The Ohia at Kehalani and the Villas were evacuated for part of early Friday morning as firefighters battled the blaze nearby.

The causes of the Wailuku fires are still under investigation.