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Central Maui Landfill Expected to Remain Closed Today

August 12, 2017, 8:45 AM HST · Updated August 12, 4:38 PM
Nikki Schenfeld · 0 Comments
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The County of Maui announced that due to continued heavy smoke from a fire that broke out yesterday afternoon, and with current conditions and wind picking up, the Central Maui Landfill is expected to remain closed today.

Central Maui Landfill fire (8.11.17) PC: Asa Ellison / Maui Now graphics

County officials said, “It is estimated the county will not be able to open the landfill or green waste operations today at all, and will re-open on Monday normal schedule.”

Officials say the EKO Compost Fire is almost under control, however for safety reasons Maui County can’t open the landfill or the green waste drop off area because heavy smoke has spread over landfill roads making it difficult to see or breathe.

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Maui fire fighters, EKO compost water trucks and Central Maui landfill water trucks are still on-site and actively fighting the fire.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.
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