Fire at Kōkua Pool Intentionally Set
Maui fire officials say a structure fire at the Kōkua swimming pool, next to the Kahului Community Center on Uhu Street, was intentionally set.
The fire was reported at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.
Kahului firefighters arrived on scene at 8:38 p.m. and found that police officers were in the process of extinguishing the fire.
According to department reports, officers leaped over the fence and used a garden hose to put out a plastic bench burning outside the pool office.
Maui Fire Services Officer Edward Taomoto said a fire investigator was called and determined the fire was intentionally set.
Damage to the bench, which was made of recycled plastic, was estimated at $1,000.
Fire officials said a window near the bench also sustained minor damage.
Three fire units from Kahului and Wailuku responded to the incident.