Three separate brush fires in the Kalamaula area yesterday were extinguished in under three hours.
Engines 4, 9 and 12 responded to the alarm at 11:36 a.m. Two helicopters, Wildland 4 and Air 1, participated in water drops over the multiple brush fires. Firefighters found the fires in the area of Hoomalu Drive and Likelike Avenue west of Kaunakakai.
Also assisting in the firefight were two Maui County public works tankers and a bulldozer.
Maui County officials estimated the first fire covered half an acre, the second fire one acre and the third fire 20 acres.
By 2:15 p.m. the third fire was considered contained. Crews stayed on the scene to conduct mop up operations.