Maui Fire Department crews have cut a large firebreak to protect residents in the area of Skill Village in Paia due to the Haliimaile fire.
The approximately 3,000-acre fire remains about a half mile away and does not pose any immediate threat. Fire crews continue to work on-scene and police are ready to respond, if needed.
Residents should remain vigilant, but do not need to evacuate their homes at this time.
2:20 AM Update – Haleakala Hwy-37 is open in both directions.
“Mahalo to our first responders for their tireless efforts to protect our community,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “Please remember to stay safe and stay away from the area for everyone’s safety.”