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March 06, 2019

Transportation Worker ID Mobile Event Offered

The County of Maui Office of Economic Development is stepping up to offer an event to help people obtain or renew Transportation Worker ID Credentials.
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January 29, 2019

Training Exercise in Central Maui, Jan. 31

A training exercise is planned this Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 in Central Maui for members of the Hawaiʻi National Guard, Maui police officers and firefighters.
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April 19, 2018

‘Hazmat’ Spill Forces Temporary Closure of Hansen Road

A hazardous materials spill on Hansen Road in Kahului, has resulted in a temporary closure of the road between Mokulele Highway and Pūlehu Road.
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January 30, 2017

National Guard Exercise Taking Place on Maui Jan. 31-Feb. 1

Members of the Hawaiʻi National Guard, United States Coast Guard, paramedics, Kahului Airport security, Maui police and fire fighters will be participating in a large scale emergency operations exercise starting Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.
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November 27, 2016

Refrigerant Leak Prompts HazMat Response at Island Grocery Depot in Kahului

Using protective gear and Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses or SCBA, three firefighters entered the Island Grocery Depot building in Kahului and located a gas leak coming from the refrigeration equipment over the chiller boxes.
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July 29, 2016

Propane Leak Forces Evacuation of Emerald Plaza in Lahaina

Employees at the Emerald Plaza in West Maui were evacuated following a report of a propane leak shortly before noon on Friday, July 29, 2016.
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July 20, 2016

Honoapiʻilani Hazmat Spill Caused by Broken Hydraulic Line on Garbage Truck

A mile long oil spill on the Honoapiʻilani in Honokōwai on Wednesday morning was caused after a Maui Disposal garbage truck burst a hydraulic line, according to Maui Fire officials.
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July 20, 2016

Large Oil Slick, Head-On Accident on Pūlehu Road on Tuesday

Three vehicles that were Kahului bound lost control and skidded across the centerline as they rounded the turn. One vehicle ran head-on into another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.
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June 27, 2016

MFD Hazardous Materials Unit Stops Chlorine Leak

A Water department employee was responding to an alarm from the facility and confirmed that there was a gas leak in a storage unit that housed chlorine tanks used to treat drinking water.
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January 28, 2016

Hazmat Incident Briefly Closes Hāna Highway

Firefighters arrived to find a 150 foot section on both lanes of Hāna Highway covered with round hockey puck type discs. It was believed to be solid chlorine tablets typically used in swimming pools.
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April 19, 2010

Kahului students return to class after $500,000 fire

By Wendy Osher It’s back to class this morning for students at Kahului School.  DOE area superintendent Bruce Anderson tells Pacific Radio Group and MauiNOW.com that school will resume as usual today following a fire Sunday that destroyed three classrooms. The fire was reported just a few minutes before 1 a.m., crews were on scene... Read more »
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January 08, 2010

Maui Firefighters Respond To Two Morning Home Fires

By Wendy Osher Maui firefighters responded to two home fires this morning (Friday, January 8, 2010). The first was reported at 4:36 a.m. in Waiehu. Maui Battalion Chief James “Kimo” Kino said the Waiehu fire damaged a distressed building that was not permitted and was located far up in the valley off of dirt roads.... Read more »
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October 10, 2009

One Dead Following Ukupalakua Home Fire

Maui Fire personnel recovered the charred remains of a female at a home fire in Ulupalakua early Saturday morning, October 10, 2009. Preliminary reports indicate no foul play, however investigators from the Fire and Police departments are investigating the incident to determine if it was criminal or suspicious in nature. Authorities say the deceased is... Read more »
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January 28, 2009

KIHEI PROPANE LEAK FORCES EVACUATIONS

ALL-CLEAR: TRANSPORT COMPLETE, EVACUEES ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME (Updated by Wendy OSHER @ 1:46 p.m.) Authorities have since completed the transport of a leaky propane gas tanker from Kihei to the Central Maui Baseyard. All roadways are now open and all evacuees have been allowed to return to their residences and businesses. County crews thank... Read more »
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