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September 04, 2019

Fire Crews Put Out Small Brush Fire

The fire, which was located half a mile below Keahua Road and 100 yards south of Haleakala Highway, was extinguished a little over an hour from when it was reported.
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July 12, 2019

Fire Damages More Than a Dozen Army National Guard Storage Units

Fourteen shipping containers full of construction equipment and emergency shelter supplies were discovered burning inside-out at the Army National Guard Armory Friday morning.
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June 27, 2018

Pukalani Brush Fire Comes Within 20 Feet of Homes

Upon arrival, crews reported about a half acre of brush actively burning on the north slope of the gulch adjacent to ʻĀina Lani Drive.  Authorities say the fire was within 20 feet of area homes.
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August 11, 2017

UPDATE: Crews Battle 2 Fires: EKO & Pūlehu Rd

Maui fire crews on Saturday continued to battle a fire at the Maui EKO Systems composting facility located on leased land at the Central Maui Landfill.
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July 17, 2017

Kahului Vehicle Fire Destroys Pick-up Truck

Maui firefighters were called to a vehicle fire on Huali Way in Kahului early Sunday morning, July 16, 2017.
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February 27, 2017

Crews Extinguish Small Brush Fires in Pūlehu and Lahaina

Maui firefighters responded to reports of small brush fires in Kula and Lahaina on Saturday.
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December 27, 2016

Five Fires at Upcountry Park Deemed Suspicious

Makawao firefighters extinguished five fires that were deemed suspicious in nature on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, in the park below the Mayor Hanibal Tavares Community Center and Upcountry swimming pool.
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December 26, 2016

Burning Sugar Cane Pile Mistaken as Brush Fire

Maui firefighters responded to multiple reports of a fire above Pāʻia Town on Christmas Eve. The incident was reported at 7:23 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016.
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February 12, 2012

Photographer Sean Michael Hower Launches Debut Exhibit

Hower recently debuted his first photo exhibit on Maui, "Fire, Water, & Light" featuring some of his finest photographs that have been taken in Maui and other exotic locations.
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March 07, 2010

Fire Crews Respond to Suspicious Blaze at Plantation Golf Estates

A fire at a Kapalua home in the Plantation Golf Estates appears suspicious in nature, according to county authorities. The fire was first reported at 5:42 p.m. Saturday at an unoccupied 2-story estate home on Keoawa Street. Crews from Lahaina, Napili, Kahului and Kihei were dispatched to the scene. Firefighters worked overnight to control the... Read more »
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January 25, 2010

Governor Lingle Delivers 8th and Final State of the State Address

Governor Linda Lingle delivered her eighth and final State of the State Address today. The governor outlined priorities for the legislative session including a specific proposal to change the state’s rainy day fund, renaming and revising it to a Fiscal Stabilization Fund to shield Hawaii in future years from the need to raise taxes during... Read more »
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December 28, 2009

Obama Issues Statement on Detroit Incident From Hawaii

By Wendy Osher President Barack Obama made a statement this morning about the Christmas Day terror incident in which a suspect attempted to detonate a bomb aboard a flight bound for Detroit. President Obama issued the special statement from Hawaii where he and the rest first family are spending their holiday. “Here’s what we know... Read more »
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October 13, 2009

Victim of Ulupalakua Home Fire Identified

Maui Police positively identified the charred remains of a woman found following a home fire in Ulupalakua over the weekend.  Dental records were used to positively ID the woman as 49-year-old Cheryl Lynn Ledbetter of Olympia, Washington. The early morning fire at the Kini Drive residence was first reported at 1:13 a.m.   Fire crews found... Read more »
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July 08, 2009

Small Brush Fire slows traffic in Olowalu

OLOWALU TRAFFIC UPDATE (4:37 p.m.) Firefighters are wrapping up mop up operations of a small brush fire in Olowalu and have removed their equipment from the Highway. Both lanes of the Honoapiilani Highway are being used at this time, but traffic is slower than usual. Earlier this afternoon, Maui Police had used the cane haul... Read more »
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May 31, 2009


A brush fire burned 300 acres since it was first reported at 12:26 this (Sunday) afternoon. As of 8:30 tonight, the fire was not yet under control. The blaze burned vacant land located mauka of the Piilani Highway in South Maui. 45 firefighters were aided by 4 helicopters conducting water drops, 6 water tankers (provided... Read more »
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