Arson Identified as Cause of Maui Drug Court Office Fire
By Wendy Osher
Maui fire officials have named arson as the cause of a morning fire at the Maui/Molokai Drug Court offices in Wailuku.
Forcible entry was used to access the building and multiple fires, with multiple points of origin were discovered within, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
He said the blaze caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the structure, and $150,000 to contents of the office
The fire was first reported at 5:25 a.m at 2050 Main Street, Unit 1C, and was under control within five minutes. The blaze was extinguished by 6:15 a.m.
When units arrived on scene, they found the fire was contained to one specific unit, with fire sprinklers activated.
“Fire damage would have been more extensive if the building had not been protected by fire sprinklers,” said FS Chief Mainaga.
The Maui Drug Court office space is now closed until further notice with services temporarily relocated.
A sign posted on the business this afternoon indicates that due to the fire, staff is working out of the court building. Clients are asked to call the Drug Court Administer at 244-2770 for information.
Crews from Engine 1 in Wailuku and Rescue 10 in Kahului responded to the initial alarm.