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Brush Fire Burns an Acre Off Near Keahua Road

The Maui Fire Department responded to a brush fire approximately half a mile below Keahua Road on Haleakala Highway shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. MFD officials say the fire remained under control as it burned in an area fully surrounded by sufficient fire breaks. Fire personnel had the blaze extinguished by 3:45 p.m. An area of about one acre …

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Cause of structure fire on Moloka’i under investigation

A structure fire occurred at the Old Misaki Hotel on Kamehameha V Highway on Moloka’i around 6 a.m. on Tuesday. When firefighters arrived on scene they found a one-story multi-unit structure fire and began battling the blaze. In addition to the structure, a small brush area was exposed to the flames.  The structure was unoccupied at the time of the …

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Maui Electric Updates Plan for Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Maui Electric Company has informed the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of its intent to move forward with the ownership and operation of four electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging sites of the existing EVohana network on Maui, which during a transition period has been temporarily owned and operated by Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. (MEDB). Covering the Central, South, West and Upcountry …

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Man Rescued from Waters of Near Hamoa Beach

The Maui Fire Department responded to an ocean rescue on Monday. Fire officials say the incident occurred at “sandbar” near Hamoa Beach in Hana. Fire and EMS crews responded to the scene to reports of a 38-year-old man who was seen floating face down in the water about 50 feet from the shore. Another individual who was believed to be …

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Kahului Blaze Deemed Fully Contained

Maui Fire Department officials say a fire that flared up on Monday in Kahului has been fully contained. The blaze was deemed 100% contained in the overnight hours. Officials say the revised acreage is just over 100 acres. Crews have continued to work on Monday to extinguish hot spots and flare-ups, as well as strengthen containment lines.  No notable damages …

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MFD: Kahului Brush Fire Only 65% Contained

According to a news release from the Maui Fire Department as of 4 pm, the fire in Kahului is now 65% contained, with approximately 50 acres burned. No structures have been damaged. Crews continue to work to contain and extinguish the fire. Please avoid driving in the area, as smoke persists, heavy equipment, aircraft, and fire crews continue to operate …

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Crews Battle Brush Fire Near Hansen Road and Hana Highway

At around 1 p.m. a brush fire was initially reported to being about 10’x15′ in the area near Hansen Road and Hana Highway. The fire is in the area of Pulehu Rd, bordered by Hookele St, Hansen Rd, and Hana Hwy.  Multiple MFD units and Air 1 are on the scene and actively engaged at this time. At around 1:35 …

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Maui Police Department to Increase Traffic Enforcement Over the Holiday Weekend

The Labor Day holiday weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year in terms of impaired driving fatalities.  To date, there have been 15 traffic-related fatalities on Maui in 2019, Ten (10) of which are alcohol and or drug-related.  The Maui Police Department- Traffic Division will be out enforcing our zero-tolerance response to impaired driving. The public can …

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Four of ten whales stranded in Sugar Beach area on Maui have died

A busy Thursday morning in Kihei waters on Maui as 10 whales washed ashore. “Really gives you an in depth of how nature is in tuned with itself so it was cool to watch. It was saddening but it was cool all at the same time,” Jason Keck, a witness, said. Of the 10, six are back into the ocean. …

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Maui police ask for public’s help to find missing man

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Colin Joy who was reported missing by his father.  Joy was last spoken to approximately two months ago by cell phone. Colin Joy’s last known residence was in Kihei however he may be homeless at this time. Colin Joy is described as being a forty year old Caucasian …

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