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Crews Rescue Kayakers Near Kaunakakai Harbor

The Maui Fire Department responded to an ocean rescue near the Kaunakakai Boat Harbor on Monday afternoon. A tugboat captain reported two overturned kayaks approximately a quarter-mile offshore. In addition to MFD, Coast Guard personnel were notified and a Cost Guard helicopter responded to the scene. As a result of a brush fire occurring at the same time, two emergency …

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Molokai Fire Sparked by Overheated Vehicle

The Maui Fire Department responded to a Molokai brush fire on Monday. Fire crews responded to an alarm shortly after 2 p.m. The 10-acre blaze was extinguished deemed 100 percent contained by 5:12 p.m. MFD reports that the brush fire is believed to have been started by an overheated vehicle.

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UPDATE: West Maui Brush Fire 100% Contained

Updated at 3:45 p.m. The Maui Fire Department reports that the Kahoma fire is now 100 percent contained.  Crews remain on scene conducting mop-up operations.  The total area burned remains at approximately 10 acres. Original story published at 2:29 p.m. The Maui Fire Department is battling a ten acre brush fire in West Maui. Engine 3, Ladder 3, Tanker 3, Engine …

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Kihei Moped Rider Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries In Crash

On Sunday, October 4, 2020 at approximately 08:22 P.M., a near-fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on South Kihei Road, approximately 0.1 miles south of Alanui Ke Alii in Kihei, Hawaii. Preliminary investigation thus far reveals, a black YN moped with a single male (45 year old/ Kihei resident) operator was traveling southbound on South Kihei Road when it collided into …

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Maui Police Warn of Fentanyl Packaged in Pill Form

Throughout the month of September 2020, information was obtained that several individuals overdosed on a blue pill believed to be oxycodone.  During an investigation, on October 2, 2020, over (400) blue pills stamped “M30” were recovered from an adult male.   The blue pills were suspected to be laced with fentanyl.    A presumptive laboratory test revealed that the blue …

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MFD Responds to Kula Structure Fire

The Maui Fire Department responded to a structure fire in Kula on Thursday. Crews arrived on the scene following a 1:20 p.m. alarm, to find a two-story structure with the second story fully engulfed in flames. MFD officials say the fire was knocked down quickly. The structure was believed to be used as an office space and no occupants were …

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Movie Theaters and Additional Business Types Allowed to Reopen as Maui Moves into Next Phase

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the reopening of additional businesses in Maui County, effective Tuesday, Oct. 6. The County of Maui has updated its Public Health Emergency Rules, which have been reviewed and approved by the Governor, to include the business reopenings. The reopenings include: Movie Theaters – Allowed to reopen after receiving written authorization from the Office of the …

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Hawaiian Airlines Expands Pre-Travel COVID-19 Testing Options with Convenient At-home Service

Hawaiian Airlines today began offering travelers visiting or returning to the Hawaiian Islands from the U.S. mainland a pre-travel COVID-19 test they can take from the comfort of their home to qualify to be exempt from the state of Hawai‘i quarantine. Hawaiian’s guests can order the $150 mail-in saliva test online through Vault Health. The test kit, which is available for …

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MFD Responds to Kapalua Brush Fire

The Maui Fire Department responded to a brush fire mauka of Kapalua Airport just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The blaze continues to burn. As of 8 p.m., the fire was 30 percent contained and had burned 450 acres. Employees of a nearby water treatment plant were evacuated from the area, according to MFD officials. Six engine companies, three MFD …

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Governor Introduces New DLIR Head Who Details New Call Center

At today’s news briefing Gov. Ige introduced Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio as the new director of DLIR. She said, “I’m glad to be in this new role, to talk about how CARES Act funding is being put to good use, and to highlight some of our progress.” 96% of initial unemployment claims have been successfully filed online New 200-person call center has …

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