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October 26, 2018

New Backcountry Wood Lockers Reduce Need for Helicopters at Haleakalā

Park rangers say Haleakalā National Park’s new wood lockers will promote responsible use of firewood, ensure that all visitors have plenty of wood (three logs per night), and will reduce noise pollution and wildlife disturbance in the crater, which is Congressionally designated Wilderness and world famous for being one of the quietest places on earth.
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September 03, 2010

Maui firefighters respond to blaze at Puamana

(2:20 p.m. Update 9/3/10) Maui firefighters are battling a brush fire reported at around 1 p.m. this afternoon in Puamana.  The blaze was burning in the mountainous terrain above the Puamana area in West Maui.  The fire fighting efforts included ground crews as well as air support with water drops from the Department’s Air One helicopter.  MauiNOW crews... Read more »
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August 11, 2010

20 acre Ukumehame fire 90% contained, 2 acre Launiupoko fire 100% contained, all Maui roads OPEN

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... Read more »
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August 06, 2010

VIDEO:fire near Kehalani Mauka subdivision on Maui burns 60 acres; Under Control

By Wendy Osher (4:15 p.m. 8/6/10) The Kehalani fire that started just before midnight, remains at 60 acres and no injuries are reported.  There was damage reported to waterlines connected to the ‘Iao Water Treatment Facility, which has been shut down while lines are repaired.  The shutdown does not currently affect water customers in the area. Fire... Read more »
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July 16, 2010

Makawao brush fire burns 3 acres of pasture land

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... Read more »
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June 17, 2010

Search suspended for missing swimmer off Maui

(Update: 6:00 a.m. 6/21/10) The search for a missing snorkeler off of Kaanapali was suspended Sunday after four days of search efforts turned up no signs of the missing woman.  The 54-year old tourist from Colorodo was last seen Thursday afternoon in the Pu’u Keka’a or Black Rock area.  The search covered an area more than twice... Read more »
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June 09, 2010

Maalea Fire grows to 5,800 acres, now 75% contained

(Update:  12p 6/9/10) The Maalaea fire is now 75% contained.  A noon update provided by the county notes the fire grew to 5,800 acres in size since last report. Both lanes of Honoapiilani Highway remain open to traffic. However, motorists are cautioned that wind conditions could adversely affect the fire and cause intermittent road closures.... Read more »
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May 19, 2010

Mayor says deletion of funds hamper completion of S Maui Park Phase 1A

Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares returned to the council yesterday (Tuesday, May 18, 2010) urging members to restore full funding for the South Maui Park and the Fire Department’s helicopter.  Tavares said the deletion of $250,000 for Countywide Parks Facilities would hamper the completion of Phase 1A of the South Maui Community Park.  She said reduction... Read more »
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May 07, 2010

Sprecklesville fire on Maui burns 2 acres

A brush fire in Sprecklesville Thursday night burned at least 2 acres of state owned land near the Kahului Airport.  The fire was first reported at 10:03 p.m. about a half-mile from a nearby residential neighborhood.  The Fire Department’s Air One helicopter was dispatched this morning to assist. The incident did not impact airport operations. ... Read more »
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March 18, 2010

Ukumehame Fire Burns One Acre

An Ukumehame brush fire scorched an estimated one-acre of land before being extinguished Thursday afternoon, March 18, 2010. The fire was first reported at 11:18 a.m. on land near the Ukumehame Gun Range on the mauka side of the Honoapiilani Highway, and well away from any public roads. The blaze was quickly brought under control... Read more »
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