A brush fire is currently burning on Maui on the upper slopes of the mountain near the N. Kihei Rd/Honoapiilani Hwy intersection.

According to Maui Police Department (MPD) dispatch the fire is not contained at all.

The Honoapiilani Hwy is closed from Kapoli St to Lahaina Trail at Ukumehame. There is currently no way in or out of Lahaina.

 

Flight cancellations are anticipated.

The fire has burned approximately five acres and is moving uphill towards the windmills. 

 

Kaheawa Windfarm personnel are currently being notified to evacuate. Checks are also being made to evacuate any hikers that may be on the Pali hiking trail.

Access to the fire is limited due to the steep terrain. Engine 1 and Air 1 are currently on scene. A second helicopter has been dispatched for air support as well.

This is a breaking story, updates will be provided as they become available.