Maui Police have arrested a teenager on Moloka’i who they believe intentionally set two fires last week.
Last Thursday, at 10:06 a.m., Molokai Patrol Officers responded to a brush fire in the area of Likelike Avenue, Molokai. Upon arrival, the officers observed two separate fires each estimated at a quarter-acre of undeveloped land. The Maui Fire Department contained the fire within 30 minutes. No homes were in immediate danger. The investigation revealed that the fires were intentionally set.
Molokai Patrol Officers arrested a 17 year-old male for Arson in the First Degree and Arson in the Third Degree. He was later released to his parents.