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An airport in Hawaii was re-opened early Wednesday morning after a brush fire tore through at least the 964 acres of land on the day before, in which government officials and the evacuation of the air in the hub.
On Tuesday, the Maui Fire department battled the West Maui area, while as the Kahana Ridge and Ala Hoku residents have been evacuated, and the County of Maui as detailed in a press release. At about 2:30 a.m. at The Kapalua Airport was closed and evacuated due to the fire.
An airport in Hawaii was re-opened early this morning after a brush fire tore through at least the 964 hectares of land of the previous day, in which civil servants have to be shut down and the evacuation of the air in the hub on Tuesday afternoon.
Operations were temporarily suspended when electricity lines had been damaged, and the Hawaii Department of Transportation, wrote on Twitter. The affected passengers were advised to check with their airlines for further information.
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A pet-friendly emergency shelter has been opened in the Lahaina Civic Center in the Hall, even though sleeping accommodations are limited, the release said.
The fire had been raging about a 964-acre, 5-hour, officials explained in the statement, so it’s about than 40 fire personnel, three air units and tanks, and bulldozers are clearing the roads of our county, and private partners, fought the fire.
The aircraft on the ground at Kapalua was flying prior to the evacuation order, the state DOT said. The Honapiilani Highway was closed as a brush fire.
The Maui Fire department believe the fire started in Kahana, “just out of the airport.”
The Maui Fire department believe the fire started in Kahana, “just out of the airport,” Hawaii News Now reports.
10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, officials said the fire was about 45 percent contained, and at least one house in the area was reported to be damaged by the brush fire.
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By 6 p.m. on Wednesday, the air hub was re-opened, with electricity and phone service was restored. The passengers were advised to check with their flight carrier for more information.
“I would like to extend another heartfelt mahalo to our first responders and the American Red Cross for their tireless work on today,” Mayor Michael Victorino said, per the outlet. “I’m still a round of applause for our public and private partners to come together to help our community.”
“Please hold the families who have been affected by this fire, and public safety personnel in your thoughts and prayers,” Victorino added in the press release.
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For those who have additional information about emergency shelters, and road closures are advised to contact the County of Maui’s web site.
The single runway, Kapalua Airport, and is accessible only by commercial propeller air carriers and commuter and air-taxi aircraft, their website explains