The following information is provided by Department of Land and Natural Resources:
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has closed the Makawao State Forest Reserve due to an ongoing forest fire a above the Kahakapao reservoir. The fire is 40 percent contained at approximately 4 acres amid eucalyptus and non-native shrubs. Maui Fire Department crews first responded to the fire with help of two helicopters doing water drops. DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) firefighters took on the ground fighting tasks this morning with 12 field personnel.
A high wind advisory has been issued by National Weather Service for the fire area; winds are 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour.