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Two Out of Three West Maui Brush Fires Contained

PC: USCG/ Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley

The Maalaea and Kaanapali fires have been fully contained, however, the Lahainaluna to Launiupoko fire is only 80% contained. At the present time, Maui County’s fire personnel is mopping up the Makai, Lahainaluna, Launiupoko flanks. The State DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife is working on the mauka flank in the Kuia area.

According to Battalion Chief Michael Werner, the initial damage assessment reports the following were impacted:

6 structures near Lahainaluna
15 structures near Launiupoko area (including Punakea Loop, Hokiokio, Kau’a’ula Valley)
1 baseyard with heavy equipment
30 vehicles

NOTE- This is the initial damage assessment. MFD will update as information becomes available

PC: USCG/ Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley

The Department of Water Supply reports that its Lahaina Water Treatment Plant is now fully operational, and asks that West Maui residents conserve water today while Maui Electric works to get power restored. DWS also reports that additional water tankers are now located in Lahaina at 829 Kuialua Street and 849 Niheu Street.

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