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Lahaina residents using native plants to help prevent future brush fires

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Lahaina Brush Fire 11/8

A now two-weeks-long brush fire on Maui that scorched 2,175 acres of Kauaula in Lahaina has ignited nearby residents to help prevent similar disasters in the future. Their solution? Planting native plants.

LAHAINA, Hawaii (KITV4) -- A now two-weeks long brush fire on Maui that scorched 2,175 acres of Kauaula in Lahaina has ignited nearby residents to help prevent similar disasters in the future. Their solution? Planting native plants.

"To basically keep the weeds down because I think that's the biggest problem," activist Ke'eaumoku Kapu told KITV4. "Every time there's a fire they (the weeds) burn, and they grow back."

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