MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Man Involved in New Year’s Eve Collison Dies

The Haiku man who suffered injuries in a New Year’s Eve collision has died. Maui Police Department officials report that 32-year-old Tanner Mortensen succumbed to his injuries and died while at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The crash occurred at 8:32 p.m. on Dec. 31 along Ulumalu Road in Haiku. Preliminary investigation reveals that a 1998 Toyota 4 Runner was traveling …

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Kula Fire Injures Firefighter

A Maui Fire Department firefighter was injured while responding to a structure fire on Mauna Place in Kula on Sunday night. MFD officials say that crews arrived on the scene following a 9:35 p.m. alarm to find a shed/carport-type structure fully involved in fire. The blaze was quickly knocked down and it was confirmed that no occupants were within it. …

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New Years’ Brush Fires, Structure Fire Keep MFD Busy

The Maui Fire Department battled two brush fires and a structure fire overnight on New Years’. MFD crews responded to a 6:38 p.m. alarm on New Year’s Eve for a brush fire reported in the Pulehu Road area of Kula. The fire was deemed under control by 7:01 p.m. and extinguished by 8:06 p.m. The cause of the fire has …

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Haiku Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in New Year’s Eve Crash

A near fatal collision on New Year’s Eve threatened the life of a 32-year-old Haiku man. The Maui Police Department reports that the crash occurred at 8:32 p.m. on Ulumalu Road in Haiku. Preliminary investigation reveals that a 1998 Toyota 4 Runner was traveling south on Ulumalu Road when the operator lost control of the vehicle, crossed the center line, …

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MFD: Missing Divers Found Dead

The Maui Fire Department and Ocean Safety personnel responded to a 9-1-1 call for two missing diver on Tuesday. Authorities say the call came in shortly after 11 a.m. for the pair who were reported as having last been in the Haiku-Pauwela area of Maui’s North Shore. Upon arrival, MFD personnel located the divers unresponsive but out of the water …

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Honoapi’ilani Highway reopens in Olowalu following brush fire response

Maui police reopened Honoapiilani Highway to contraflow traffic after 12:15 a.m. today, after a fast-moving brush fire closed the highway for several hours on Saturday night. Earlier, from shortly after 11 p.m. to almost 11:50 p.m. Saturday, police escorted groups of 20 to 30 motorists on the highway from West to Central Maui. The wildfire has been fanned by strong …

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Olowalu brush fire closes Honoapiilani Highway until further notice

A brush fire fanned by strong 30- to 40-mph northwest winds has grown as of 9:15 pm to an estimated 500 acres, according to the Maui Fire Department. Honoapiilani Highway remains closed at Maalaea, and vehicle access to Kahakuloa is limited to local traffic only.Maui Bus service continues on all routes, except for buses running between West Maui and Central …

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HECO warns of extended outages as Lahaina transmission lines remain down

Hawaiian Electric crews continue to respond to the West Maui outages as three transmission lines are out due to high winds in the area. All West Maui customers are asked to please plan for a possible extended outage into the night as crews are working to safely restore power as soon as possible. Mahalo for your continued patience and understanding. …

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Motorcyclist killed in wrong-way crash along Haleakala Hwy

On Thursday, December 24, 2020, at approximately 11:16 p.m., a motor vehicle crash occurred on Haleakala Highway (37), 1030ft northwest of Haliimaile Road in Pukalani. Preliminary investigation reveals a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling in the wrong direction on a divided portion of Haleakala Highway. At the location of this crash, the highway was divided by a concrete median. …

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