Maui Fire Today: Maps, Size, & Evacuations from Kihei Blaze

Normal flight operations resume at OGG despite ongoing brush fire state says

"We're not going to send any firefighters into harm's way", Mayor Victorino said.

"Currently, the brush fire is not directly affecting any of our generating facilities", the utility said in a tweet.

A Hawaii brush fire so large it could be seen from outer space triggered the temporary evacuation of almost 600 people as it tore through about 10,000 acres of old sugar cane fields and dry vegetation, according to new reports. As of 1:40 p.m., no residential evacuations have been ordered.

Kuihelani Highway in Kahului has been closed to traffic in both directions between Honoapiilani Highway and Maui Lani Parkway and the Maui Humane Society evacuated animals Thursday afternoon due to a large brush fire, according to a county spokesman. You may need to reposition the map to see the details and the legend, depending on your browser, or you can just go here to see the full map.

Neither Maui County officials nor a representative with the county's Emergency Operations Center were available for comment early on Friday.

"This fire is still an active threat to our community and residents are urged to remain vigilant of changing conditions", Mayor Michael Victorino told reporters.

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According to Hawaii's Department of Transportation, flights had been diverted from Kahului Airport, which was operating briefly on a power generator a result of the fire, but power has been restored and flights have resumed, transportation officials said.

However, the County of Maui did lift the official evacuation orders overnight, meaning tourists and residents are welcome to return home if they choose.

Hawaii Governor David Ige sent a tweet thanking the media mogul "for giving @mauicounty access to your private road for use to assist in the #Mauifire". A number of flights were canceled on July 11 and rescheduled for Friday, which will cause slowdowns at the security checkpoint.

So. Maui is on fire. The Maalaea Power Plant and power lines are in the area of the fire.

Meanwhile, because the fire has damaged the electrical grid, Maui Electric customers are asked to conserve electricity between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on July 12.

The County of Maui's Facebook page is providing updates on road closures and evacuations.

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