The first crew went out at 3:37 a.m. when a brush fire was reported near the Lahaina bypass and Keawe Street, Mainaga said.
Firefighters discovered three separate grass fires in the area -- a second one about a quarter mile to the south on Lahaina bypass and a third a mile south of it. The blazes ranged from 50-by-200 feet to 150-by-150 feet.
Seven minutes after firefighters responded to the first call, another brush fire was reported at 3:44 a.m. on the mauka side of Honoapiilani Highway. Then, at 4:19 a.m., another brush fire report came in and three separate fires were found above Leialii Parkway.
At 4:48 another alarm came in about a brush fire above Wahikuli Road, which was about 50 feet from nearby homes.
All eight fires were extinguished by 6:09 a.m. and fire inspectors are investigating, according to Mainaga.
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