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Maui Fire Department Chief Jeff Murray Retiring

Maui Fire Department Fire Chief Jeff Murray has announced that he will be retiring as of June 30. His career started with the Department in May of 1989 after having served as a firefighter in the Air Force and Air Force Reserve. After initial training, Chief Murray’s early assignments in the Maui Fire Department included Engine 8 (Lanai), Engine 6 …

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MFD Offers July 4th Fireworks Information

The County of Maui’s, Department of Fire and Public Safety announces the sale of July 4th fireworks beginning on Friday, June. 29 and ending on Wednesday, July. 4 at 8 p.m. A fireworks permit is not required for consumer fireworks such as sparklers, snakes, and cylindrical or cone fountains which emit effects not higher than 12 feet off the ground. …

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Molokai Firefighters Respond to Brush Fire at Manawainui Gulch

At approximately 10:00 this morning, Molokai firefighters responded to reports of a brush fire in the area of Manawainui Bridge. Engine companies from Hoolehua and Kaunakakai, as well as a Tanker were dispatched. On scene, units found an area of 250 feet by 40 feet of brush on fire. Personnel from a construction company were already on scene assisting with …

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MFD Crews Douse Pukalani Brush Fire

At approximately 2:40 p.m. this afternoon, MFD crews were called to reports of a brush fire in the gulch adjacent to Aina Lani Drive in Pukalani. Engine 5 (Makawao), Engine 13 (Kula), Tanker 10 (Kahului), and a Battalion Chief were dispatched. Upon arrival, crews reported about ½ acre of brush actively burning on the north slope of the gulch, and …

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UPDATE: Power Restored to Wailuku Customers

Updated at 6 p.m. Electrical service has been restored to all customers in the Wailuku. Original story published at 5:20 p.m. A power outage in the Wailuku area has been reported, according to Maui Electric Light. Crews have been dispatched to the area and restore power. If you’re experiencing a power outage, the public being asked to call the MECO …

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Federal and County Police Officers Recover Poached Silverswords

Haleakalā National Park Law Enforcement Rangers and the Maui Police Department recovered rare Haleakalā silversword plants or “ahinahina” that had been removed by a visitor from Haleakalā’s summit. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, a park visitor witnessed an individual removing two “keiki” silversword plants from the ground and placing them in her clothing before leaving the area in a …

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UPDATE: Loose Sheet Metal Causes Molokai Power Outage

Updated at 4:55 p.m. Power is currently being restored to parts of Moloka‘i as Maui Electric crews continue to bring other areas back online after an island wide outage was triggered around 10:05 a.m. on Tuesday morning when a loose sheet of roofing flew onto power lines, bringing down the lines along Mauna Loa Highway near the landfill and recycling center. Approximately …

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Governor Releases Intent to Veto List

Governor David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto list, which includes 11 measures. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to notify the Legislature of the Intent to Veto list no later than the 35th day after adjournment, which is June 25. On July 10, any measure that the governor has not signed or not …

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MFD Rescues Hiker and Paddlers on Saturday

Maui County Fire Department firefighters responded to both mountain and ocean rescue calls on Saturday. At approximately 2:45 pm, firefighters were called to Makamaka’ole Gulch to assist a hiker who suffered an injury to her ankle. The 39 year old female was unable to hike back out to the trailhead and needed assistance. Firefighters and medics hiked in to package …

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HI-EMA to Host Maui Open House

The Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency is inviting the community to three open houses as it updates the Hawai’i State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan,which addresses ways to reduce the impact of natural hazards on the State. The Maui open house, in partnership with the Maui Emergency Management Agency, will take place on Friday, July 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maui …

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