Maui Fire fighters responded to Maui Lani Parkway at 10:52 a.m. for a report of a brush fire. Engine companies from Kahului, Wailuku, Makawao, and Air-1 arrived to an area, just East of a restaurant, with approximately three acres of dry brush involved in fire.
The fire was called under control at 12:20 p.m. Crews are still on scene conducting mop up operations. No structures were threatened and no damages were reported. The cause of the fire was determined to be fireworks related. Evidence of fireworks were found on scene during the investigation.
While working the first Maui Lani brush fire, fire fighters were alerted to another brush fire that started at Mahaolu street and Hoomoku Street. Fire crews responded and arrived to find an area about a half-acre in size involved in fire. This fire was called under control at 12:20 p.m and called extinguished at 12:52 p.m. No damages or injuries were reported. The cause of the second fire is undetermined and is still under investigation.
After battling the initial “unscheduled cane Burn,” Maui Fire Department crews turned the job over to assets controlled by Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar. The initial blaze report came in around 10:36 a.m., Sunday involving more than 200 acres.
The fire was called 80 percent contained at 3:45 p.m., and the decision to mop up the area was made by HC&S with approximately 270 acres involved. Crews are on scene extinguishing hot spots and conducting mop up operation. The fire cause and damages are unavailable, an investigation is on going.
In a separate call, around 1:40 p.m., Sunday, Engine 10 crews responded to 25 Hohani Place in Haiku for a structure fire. Damage estimates were estimated to be at $250,000.00: $150,00 to the structure and $100,000.00 for the contents. The fire cause was determined to be electrical but deemed accidental.
The fire was brought under control at 2:05 p.m. and called extinguished at 2:24 p.m. Two people occupied the home, and one was home at the time of the fire – no injuries reported. The fire is under investigation at this time.
Holomua Road – near Old Maui High School – remains closed due to a fire on Maui’s North Shore. The report first came in at 12:10 p.m. Also, Baldwin Avenue between Mahi Ko Road and Pa’ia Mill is closed. Now word on the cause of the fire nor of any damages or injuries.
Thursday was a busy night for first responders and public works crews across Maui. At 6:02 p.m., Wailuku fire fighters responded to 2164 West Vineyard Street for a report of a structure fire. Fire crews arrived on scene for a single story, 720 square-foot structure, with the fire having been extinguished by the resident prior to their arrival.
Eight people (four adults and four children) living there were displaced. The American Red Cross was called to provide assistance to the displaced. A Fire Inspector on scene deemed the fire an accidental cooking fire. Damages were estimated to be $4,800.00 to the structure and $2,000.00 for the contents. There were no injuries reported.
About 90 minutes later, was shut off to a large portion of Wailuku for emergency waterline repairs. Service was restored by 8:30 Thursday night.
Then, about 30 minutes later, Honoapiilani Highway was closed between Kapunakea and Fleming Roads in Lahaina after a significant sewage spill reportedly overflowed across the highway fronting Blackie’s Pit Stop. The road was reopened to traffic at 7:20 a.m. today.
NOTE: Upon reopening the highway this morning, someone added a footnote that it was a waterline break and not a sewage spill that closed the highway. Thanks to MauiWatch for that clarification.
A Haiku woman and her son are safe after a fire tore through their home Thursday afternoon. At 4:56 p.m., Maui Fire Department units from Pa’ia, Makawao and Kahului responded to reports of a fire on Ali’i Koa Place in Haiku.
The fire, which started on the lanai, consumed about 20 percent of the structure before being brought under control at 5:18 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire. Damages were estimated at $50,000 to the structure, and $10,000 to the contents. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
There were no reported injuries. The Red Cross is providing assistance to the mother and her son who were living in this home.
It was a small fire – but may have been intentionally set at the Hawai’i Job Corps building Tuesday. Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga issued that update this morning.
At 11:08 a.m. Tuesday, Firefighters from Paia, Makawao, and Kahului stations responded to a structure fire at the Hawaii Job Corps on 500 Ike Drive off Baldwin Avenue near Hali’imaile. The fire, which started in a storage area of the main building was quickly discovered and extinguished by Job Corps staff.
About 50 people within the structure evacuated.The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but may have been intentionally set, according to Fire Captain Ben Bland of the Paia Station. A Maui Fire Department inspector and the Maui Police Department are conducting the investigation.
Damages to the structure and its contents have been estimated at $300.00, and no injuries were reported.
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