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Fire Closes Down Wailuku Gym Until Further Notice

September 16, 2017, 3:04 PM HST (Updated September 16, 2017, 3:06 PM) · 1 Comment
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A fire on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Wailuku Gymnasium damaged bleachers and forced the closure of the gym yesterday morning.

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The fire was reported at 7:44 a.m. after area residents reported seeing smoke coming from the gym roof.

Fire crews arrived at the scene to find a rubbish can on fire inside the gym, which also damaged a portion of the lower bleachers.

The fire was extinguished at 8:03 a.m. and damage was estimated at $1,500.

Preliminary investigation shows the fire was intentionally set.

Maui Police Department is investigating the incident.

Wailuku Gym will remain closed until further notice.

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Department of Parks & Recreation has contacted all permit holders for the gym to notify them of the closure.

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