Maui Now: UPDATE: Kapalua Fire Blackens 450 Acres, 50% Contained
UPDATE: 8:01 p.m., Sept. 30, 2020
As of 8 p.m., the brush fire in Kapalua is now 50% contained, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro. There is no updated acreage estimate available at this time. Crews will continue their work through the night.
UPDATE: 2:24 p.m., 2:39 p.m., Sept. 30, 2020
A fire that started on Wednesday morning in the brush above the Kapalua Airport has already blackened an estimated 450 acres and was 30% contained as of 2:30 p.m., according to Maui fire officials.
The only evacuations at this point were some workers from the nearby water treatment plant located mauka the airport, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro.
The fire started at 10:57 a.m., mauka of the…