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Maui Fires 100% Contained, Air Quality Slowly Improving

Jul 11, 2019
Brian Perry/County of Maui

Updated: July 15, 11:00 a.m.

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino announced on Monday morning that 100% of both Maui wildfires, which burned a combined total of 9,200 acres, have been contained. Officials also say that air quality in Central and South Maui have improved since late Sunday. 

Ryan Piros / Photo Courtesy of Maui County

As Hurricane Lane approached the islands, West Maui residents prepared for wind and rain. Instead, they were awakened by three brush fires that burned more than 2,000 acres. Since then, the community has come together to help the hardest-hit families rebuild.