KAHULUI – A fire at Kokua Pool Tuesday night in Kahului was likely arson. Last night at 8:30 p.m., Maui firefighters responded to a structure fire at Kokua swimming pool on Uhu Street, next to the Kahului Community Center.
Kahului firefighters arrived at 8:38 p.m. and found that Maui police officers were in the process of extinguishing the fire. Officers leaped over the fence and used a garden hose to put out a plastic bench burning outside the pool office.
A fire investigator was called and determined the fire was intentionally set. Damage to the bench made of recycled plastic was estimated at $1,000. A window near the bench also sustained minor damage.
Three fire units from Kahului and Wailuku responded to the fire.