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 2012 edition of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions raised more than $277,000 for local charities on Maui. A reception was held today to celebrate the funding distribution, from the tournament proceeds.
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.
“This is an historic day for the State of Hawaii, as many have waited decades for a resolution to this issue regarding ceded lands,” said Senate President Shan Tsutsui in a statement today after the Senate bill passed out of the House.