2 homes destroyed, 4 damaged in Maui fire

HONOLULU — Two homes have been destroyed and four others damaged following a brush fire on Maui believed to have been caused by fireworks.

The Maui Fire Department says a witness heard children playing with fireworks in Kihei just before the fire began Wednesday. The fire department says remnants of fireworks were found in the area.

Hawaii News Now reports a preliminary damage assessment of $1 million that could still change.

The fire department says a firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment after sustaining an injury.

A shelter was opened for displaced residents in need.

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