Fire inspectors say the blaze was intentionally set, and investigators with the Maui Police Department say a possible accelerant was used. Police are working on leads an have a possible suspect identified, according to Lt. Peter Delima with the Criminal Investigation Division.
The National Weather Service and the Hawaii State Civil Defense agency have partnered to raise public awareness to the dangers of tsunamis and commemorate the 159 lives lost to the April 1, 1946 tsunami.
“Tomorrow, go out and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture; stand up for what is right; and use your mana’o to make things better,” said Maxwell’s namesake and son, Charles Maxwell Jr., offered the eulogy and some words he thought his father would want us to know.
Maui firefighters remain on the scene of a stubborn brush fire first reported on Saturday morning on Stable Road. As of 4:30 p.m. today, the fire was approximately 80% contained. Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said some hotspots still remain within the perimeter. Crews will conduct fire patrols and monitoring throughout the night.
The buses will serve to augment Maui’s existing fleet, and serve the growing number of passengers on the Valley Isle. If growth continues at the same rate for the rest of the fiscal year, ridership will have increased by more than a half a million passengers from just one year ago.
“You can’t invest in your future if you hide your money under a rock. Are we going to continue maintaining a substandard circumstance, or do we want to create a new swimming complex with some of the ammenities that we have in some of the other areas,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa.