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Monday UPDATE: Two of three Maui brush fires extinguished; Honoapiilani Highway reopened in Waikapu

Two of three Maui brush fires reported Sunday were fully contained and extinguished Monday morning, the Maui Fire Department reported. The third fire, in Kihei, had grown from 80 to 300 to 500 acres overnight, and it was 40 percent contained, fire officials said. Maui firefighters battled the Kihei fire all night. A portion of Honoapiilani Highway from Kuihelani Highway …

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10:40 PM UPDATE: Brush fire continues to shut down Honoapiilani Highway

A portion of Honoapiilani Highway from Waikapu to Kuihelani Highway remained closed indefinitely Sunday night with a brush fire clinging dangerously close to the southbound lane of the highway in the Waikapu area, the Maui Fire Department reported. Police had the highway closed from the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu to Kuihelani Highway, but on Monday morning officers planned to …

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8 PM UPDATE: Maui brush fire containments reported

Maui firefighters reported fully containing a brush fire that burned 5 acres off of Waiko Road in Central Maui. The 100 percent containment of the Waiko Road fire was as of 8 p.m. Sunday. That fire was reported at 4:48 p.m. off of Waiko Road and the Apana scrap yard. Firefighters reported 20 percent containment in Kihei for the largest …

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Maui Firefighters Battle Three Brush Fires; Maui Emergency Operations Center Partially Activated

Maui firefighters were battling three brush fires early Sunday evening. No homes were immediately threatened by any of the fires, and there were no evacuations ordered as of 7:15 p.m. Mayor Michael Victorino said: “I ask everyone to remain vigilant and to continue monitoring news reports for any action residents and visitors may need to take.” The largest had burned …

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Waikapu woman died from car crash injuries on Honoapi’ilani Highway

On Saturday August 10th, 2019 at approximately 4:43 PM, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Honoapiilani Highway, 82 feet east of Ukumehame Firing Range Road and 0.3 miles east of mile marker 12 in Lahaina Hawaii. The collision occurred when a maroon 2008 Honda Accord 4DSD traveling East (Wailuku direction) on Honoapiilani Highway was passing left of center travelling east …

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MAYORWatch: Why Are There Nonfunctioning Utility Poles Along Mokulele Highway?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: There appears to be nonfunctioning utility poles along the side of Maui Veterans (Mokulele) Highway with its wires on the ground. Do you know what the wires are for and what happened to the poles? Answer: Mahalo for your question. My staff forwarded your question to the state …

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MAYORWatch: When is the Next Hazardous Waste Collection Event?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I’m just wondering when the next hazardous waste collection event might be scheduled for? Answer: Mahalo for your question and commitment to keeping our environment safe. Our Department of Environmental Management plans to hold a Household Hazardous Waste collection event every spring and post a notice online prior …

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Kapu Aloha Unity March Draws Thousands

In a demonstration of unity through kapu aloha, several thousand on Maui marched today from the War Memorial Stadium to the University of Hawai`i’s Maui Campus. The Kapu Aloha Unity March brought together an estimated 7,000 participants in support of kia`i, or protectors, of Mauna Kea. Over forty trained Maui kia`i accompanied the march to support kupuna, assist with safety …

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Maui Police Ask for Public’s Help Locating Missing Man

The Maui Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Paulson “Skip” “Skippy” Macomber. According to authorities he was last seen by his family in 2007. He was known to be homeless somewhere on Maui. HPD officials say he was reported missing by his family on August 9, 2019. Macomber is 59-years-old and was last known to have black …

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