- Oct 25, 2017
A large brush fire has closed down Kuihelani Highway from Honoapiilani to Maui Lano Parkway Thursday morning.
This is happening right now, fire broke out around 11am HST and is currently raging out of control. It's fanned by high (20-25mph) East winds and currently heading straight towards the town of Kihei, one of the major towns on the island.
Portions of Kihei and all of Maalaea have been ordered to evacuate, roads are closed, most of the rest of the island is covered by the smoke pall. It's crazy out there.
EDIT: Power outage at the Kahului International Airport, all flights are being diverted away.