Maui fires mostly contained

  • A plume of smoke from a brush fire closes Kuihelani Highway in Central Maui, Thursday. Hawaii emergency officials ordered an evacuation on Maui due to the runaway brush fire. (Matthew Thayer/The News via AP)

  • This Thursday photo provided by the County of Maui shows a brush fire that prompted evacuation orders and diverted flights on the island of Maui. (Photos by Chris Sugidono/County of Maui via AP)

  • An out of control wildfire that began along a major Central Maui highway burns Thursday in Maui. Hawaii emergency officials ordered an evacuation on Maui due to the runaway brush fire. (Matthew Thayer/The News via AP)

HONOLULU — The Maui Fire Department continued battling two large brush fires with water drops from helicopters just shortly after sunrise today.