The Smell of “cleansing” brought the Maui Fire Department to the Lono Building Wednesday afternoon. At 5 p.m., fire crews from Kahului and Wailuku responded t 95 Lono Avenue for the report of the smell of smoke in the four-story business building.
Turns out the smell originated from a unit where a tenant had performed a “purification Ceremony,” using incense-like utensils. There was no threat of fire and no one was injured.
Sunday was a very busy day for Maui first responders. At about 3:36 p.m. Sunday, Maui Fire Department’s Engine 3, Ladder 3 and Tanker 3 from Lahaina were dispatched to a report of a brush fire near the Dickenson Street area. Fire crews arrived at the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Dickenson Street to discover a fire in the open field mauka of the highway.
Total area involved was approximately three-quarters of an acre. At approximately 4:49 p.m., the perimeter of the fire was secured. The fire was called extinguished at 6:45 p.m. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. There were no injuries or monetary fire damages to report.
There were no injuries that resulted with a fire in the Central Maui Baseyard Thursday night. At 7:19 p.m., Maui Fire Department crews were dispatched to 2000 Mokulele Highway. A structure fire had broken out at Amazing Towing and Collision Specialist. Flames were confined to the rear of the building where fumes from a paint booth had ignited.
The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished by 8:09 p.m . Fire investigators say damage was contained within the filter system and one wall. No monetary damage estimates have been made yet.
A Kahului man died in an early morning industrial accident in Kihei. Maui Police say 61 year-old Paul Thomas Williams died after apparently being struck by an excavator on a job site in the Azeka Mauka Shopping Center parking lot near the South Kihei Road exit.
At 1:31 a.m. today, Maui Police, Fire and Paramedic crews responded to a call from the job site for a report of an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, cardiopulmonary resuscitation was started, but efforts to save Williams were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Their preliminary investigation revealed that the victim appears to have been struck by an excavator.
The official cause of death will be ruled following an autopsy on the man.
Smoldering for days, that fire above Ka’anapali Coffee Farms that began Tuesday was officially declared extinguished at 6:25 a.m. today. Maui Firefighters cooled the last ember today.
Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga confirms that the blaze charred 60 acres but no homes or structures were damaged. Nobody was injured. So far, the cause of the blaze has not been determined.
Maui Fire Department crews are – thankfully – in “mop-up mode” after 60 acres were charred in the hills above Ka’anapali Coffee Farms. The fire was called 100 percent contained and under control at 6:20 a.m. today.
The fire was first reported shortly before noon, Tuesday. In the blaze – which did not damage any homes or structures – several utility poles sustained damage. Power was out for many in the Pu’ukoli’i neighborhood for several hours while Maui Electric crews made emergency repairs.
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