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Maui Wildland Fire Training June 8-19 South of Haleakalā Highway

Map courtesy: Maui Fire Department/ Google Earth

The Maui Fire Department will conduct a series of live fire wildland training exercises over a two week period beginning next Monday, June 8, 2020, and continuing through June 19.

The training takes place on a parcel of Mahi Pono land just south of Haleakalā Highway and west of Keahua Road on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

During the training Maui residents can expect to possibly see smoke and flames from Haleakalā Highway, residential areas in Pukalani and Kula, as well as from Kahului and Wailuku. There may be some smoke, or the smell of smoke along Pūlehu Road, as far as Maui Veterans “Mokulele” Highway.

The training is intended to give Maui fire fighters an opportunity to train in realistic conditions to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season.

The public is asked not to trespass on to private property in an effort to spectate during the training.  The department advises that there may be periods of heavy smoke that limit visibility. Fire crews and fire apparatus will be operating on and adjacent to the unimproved roads in the area.

Pukalani/Haleakala fire (file photo from non-training event 8.1.19) PC: Maui Fire Department

Original source: https://mauinow.com/2020/06/04/maui-wildland-fire-training-june-8-19-south-of-haleakala-highway/

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