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Twenty-three year Fire Department veteran, Travis Tancayo was promoted to Batallion Chief on March 16.
Maui Fire Department Promotes 8
March 27th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The County of Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety announced the promotion of eight members today, two of them to the rank of Battalion Chief.


A brush fire burned four acres near the Mokulele Highway, near the Maui Raceway Park.  Courtesy photo by Kevin J Olson. (4 p.m. August 20, 2010)
Brush fire near Mokulele burns 4 acres of vacant land
August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

A brush fire that was first reported at 1:50 p.m. today (Friday, August 20, 2010) burned an estimated 4 acres of vacant land.  The fire was located approximately 1/2 mile from the Mokulele Highway in Kahului.   Shortly before 6 p.m., Acting Battalion Chief Sheldon Holokai said the fire is 100% contained and crews were conducting mop-up operations.  Fire […]


20 acre Ukumehame fire 90% contained, 2 acre Launiupoko fire 100% contained,  all Maui roads OPEN
20 acre Ukumehame fire 90% contained, 2 acre Launiupoko fire 100% contained, all Maui roads OPEN
August 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher  (4:30p 8/11/10 Update):  Battalion Chief Karl Kubo called the Ukumehame brush fire 90% contained. Crews will continue to monitor the area tonight. (Update: 9:45 a.m. 8/11/10) Maui firefighters are now conducting mop-up operations after two fires in West Maui forced the four hour closure of the Honoapiilani Highway last night.  A fire […]


Photo Courtesy Steve Aheong.  Smoke from a fire in the Ukumehame subdivision forced the closure of the Honoapiilani Highway at 6:13 p.m. 8/10/10.
Honoapiilani Highway now OPEN after two fires: 1 at Launiupoko and 1 at Ukumehame
August 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher  (Update: 9:45 a.m. 8/11/10) Maui firefighters are now conducting mop-up operations after two fires in West Maui forced the four hour closure of the Honoapiilani Highway last night.  A fire at Ukumehame burned a total of 20 acres, while a separate blaze at Launiupoko burned an estimated 2 acres and burned two […]


170 acre fire near Mokulele Hwy on Maui, now 100% contained
170 acre fire near Mokulele Hwy on Maui, now 100% contained
July 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

(Updated August 1 2010 @ 7:20 p.m.) A large brush fire near the Mokulele Highway on Maui burned a total of 170 acres before being declared 100% contained today. The fire began Saturday morning and came within one mile of the highway, but did not impact traffic. Crews today were assisted by a water tanker […]


Makawao brush fire burns 3 acres of pasture land
Makawao brush fire burns 3 acres of pasture land
July 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

A brushfire in Makawao yesterday afternoon burned three acres of pasture land before being brought under control.  The fire was first reported at around 4:30 p.m. on Hoomaha Street near the old egg farm.  Crews had the fire under control within 40 minutes and had the blaze fully extinguished by 8:10 p.m.  Acting Battalion Chief […]


A flare-up builds shortly after 3 pm. The building to the right is One Main Plaza on High Street.  Photo courtesy County of Maui.
Happy Valley fire now 60 percent contained
July 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News
 

(Updated 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2010) The Happy Valley fire that was sparked by fireworks Sunday night is now 60 percent contained. After 22 hours of firefighting efforts focused on the Mokuhau area where the blaze began, officials from the Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety say they were able to reach 60% […]


A flare-up builds shortly after 3 pm. The building to the right is One Main Plaza on High Street. Photo courtesy county of Maui.
Afternoon flare up of Happy Valley fire quickly tackled
July 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

  Maui firefighters remain on the scene of a 25 acre fire, battling a flare-up in the burn area at around 3 p.m. today (Monday, July 12, 2010). Fire crews with the assistance of water drops from Air One, were able to put out the flare-up approximately 30 minutes later. Earlier today, Maui fire officials […]


Battalion Chief Jeff Shaffer commended firefighters for thier efforts in battling a 25 acre blaze near homes in Happy Valley.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Fireworks confirmed as cause of Happy Valley fire on Maui
July 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher  Video of Happy Valley Fire, interview with Battalion Chief Jeff Shaffer:  (Update 3:30 p.m. 7/12/10) Maui fire officials this afternoon confirmed that fireworks caused a 25 acre blaze that came dangerously close to homes in the Happy Valley subdivision.  Battalion Chief James Kino said the determination suports the numerous reports the department […]


Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Storage shed damaged in Happy Valley fire on Maui; homes saved
July 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News
 

Click here to view video of Happy Valley Fire By Wendy Osher (6:15 a.m. 7/12/10) Firefighters will assess the extent of damage today caused by a fire overnight in the Happy Valley subdivision of Wailuku on Maui.  A storage shed was burned, but homes were saved in the densely populated area.  The fire was first […]


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