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UPDATE: Maalaea Wildfire 90% Contained

The Maui Fire Department reports that the 4,100-acre Maalaea Mauka wildfire is at 90 percent containment this morning. Fire crews are continuing to mop up and put out hot spots, especially in perimeter areas of the brush fire. Air 1 is no longer deployed for water drops.

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Man Arrested for Arson After Wailuku Brush Fire

At 4:53 p.m. on October 2, Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to a brush fire in the area of Waiinu Road near the entrance to Sandhill Estates (Keoneloa Street) in Wailuku. Maui Fire Department personnel responded and were eventually able to contain the fire. The fire was in close proximity to the roadway, the Sandhills Estates, and The Islands subdivision. …

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State Acquires Land Under Maui’s Front Street Apartments

Gov. David Ige announced Thursday that the state has completed its transaction to acquire the land under Front Street Apartments on Maui. The move brings the state a step closer to keeping the Front Street Apartments affordable for some 250 tenants. The state purchased the land from 3900, LLC. to help preserve the rents at the 142-unit apartment building and …

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Update: Maui Wildfire Burns 4,100 Acres, 70 Percent Contained

Update 12:20 p.m. The Maalaea Mauka brush fire has consumed 4,100 acres and has been contained 70 percent as of noon today, the Maui Fire Department reports. The Fire Department’s Air 1 continues to make water drops, and ground crews that remain on scene include three engine companies, a tanker and a firing team assigned to strategically burn areas to …

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Man with Machete Charged After Roadway Attack Off Kahekili Highway

At 9:38 p.m. on Tuesday, officers from the Wailuku Patrol Division were assigned to a Disorderly Conduct incident on Kahekili Highway in Waihee. Callers reported the male offender, identified as 37-year-old John Kahaialii was involved in a verbal altercation with a 38-year-old male victim while on the roadway of Kahekili Highway (MP 5.5) in Waihee. During this altercation, Kahaialii reportedly …

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MFD Addressing Hot Spots Along Honoapiilani Highway

Updated at 8 a.m. Maui Fire Department crews monitored the Maalaea Mauka brush fire through Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. Engine 1 and Mini 1 from Wailuku, and Ladder 3 and Tanker 3 from Lahaina are addressing hot spots along Honoapiilani Highway and focused on protecting the Maalaea area. Two helicopters are in the air for fire suppression …

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Bernard Brown in Maui Police Custody

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Detectives from the Maui Police Department completed the extradition of Bernard Brown. He was taken to the Wailuku Police Station where he was processed. Bernard Brown, the man indicted for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend Moreira Monsalve is back on Maui and expected to appear in court on Thursday morning. In September Brown was arrested in …

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Maui Fire Department contains second fire in Wailuku area

UPDATE 6:00 p.m. – The Maui Fire Department has contained a second fire in the Wailuku area that burned approximately 4 acres. Engine 10, Hazmat 10 and Tanker 10 responded to the fire reported at around 4:53 p.m. near Waiinu Road. Firefighters are mopping up the area and the Maui Police Department has asked motorists to avoid the area. Emergency …

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Loss of wind power generation causes Maui outage

Around 11:15 a.m. today, approximately 18,300 customers in various parts of Maui, including Hana, Lahaina, Wailea, Haiku, Upcountry, and Kahului, experienced an outage due to a loss in wind generation provided by an independent energy partner. This triggered a load shed, or an interruption of electrical service to multiple circuits, to protect the island’s electrical system from further damage. All …

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Motorists asked to drive slow and stay away from Maalaea Mauka Fire

Update 5:51 p.m. Emergency Shelters will be opened at Maui High School and Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary school at 7:00 PM Update 5:30 p.m. – Residents on Maalaea Bay Road are being evacuated due to the fire being near the road. Kings Cathedral also will be opening for food only (not as a shelter) at around 5:30 p.m. No shelters are …

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