Is this sugarcane? Looks different.
Nope, it’s been confirmed as sugarcane burning. This was a pretty mighty burn in a very specific spot so it looked different.
This year we’ve had a lot of fires in Maui, so we’re always a bit wary. Burning sugarcane is part of the process in extracting and harvesting the cane. Unfortunately, what comes with the burning is rain of ash and some pretty hazardous fumes. We try not to complain because we love having the valley lush and green.