HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Thousands of residents in Kihei and Maalaea were ordered to evacuate areas on Thursday as firefighters worked to control a brush fire that is burning out of control in Central Maui.
In a press conference Thursday night, Maui Mayor Mike Victorino said that the fire had burned roughly 3,000 acres and had not yet been contained ― and because of the dangers associated with fighting fire in the dark, fire officials would not be able to bring it under control overnight.
“We can’t fight the fire tonight. We’re not going to send any firefighters into harm’s way,” Mayor Victorino said.
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