“Bare electrical wire and leaning poles on Maui were possible cause of Maui fires.”
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).
In the first moments of the Maui fires, when high winds brought down power poles, slapping electrified wires to the dry grass below, there was a reason the flames erupted all at once in long, neat rows — those wires were bare, uninsulated metal that could spark on contact.
A contentious meeting regarding homeowners insurance for Puna residents and others was held Wednesday at the Hawaiian Shores Community Center.
Maui Mayor Richard Bissen this afternoon named Big Island resident Darryl Oliveira, former head of Hawaii County Civil Defense, to be the interim administrator of the Maui Emergency Management Agency.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Hawaiian Electric Co.’s parent fell more than 18% by market close Friday, one day after the utility was sued by Maui County over the fires that devastated Lahaina earlier this month.
WAILUKU, Maui — The week after devastating wildfires swept across Maui, Hokulani Holt walked to the center of a grassy courtyard about 12 miles from Lahaina, just over the island’s steep mountains.
One of the most important members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s search team on Maui is struggling with his boots.
LAHAINA, Maui — Shortly after the ignition of the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century, a developer of land around a threatened Maui community urgently asked state officials for permission to divert water from streams to fight the growing inferno.
HONOLULU — Maui County sued Hawaiian Electric Company on Thursday over the fires that devastated Lahaina, saying the utility negligently failed to shut off power despite exceptionally high winds and dry conditions.
Court documents describe how a 21-year-old Captain Cook man allegedly ambushed, terrorized, abducted and robbed an Ocean View shopkeeper last month.
Maui County today sued Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc and its subsidiaries, including Maui Electric Co., alleging civil damages from the deadly Aug. 8 fires in Lahaina and in Kula.
Three hundred people gathered in Kona on Wednesday to discuss and analyze the problem of prison recidivism among former inmates.
A new report shows that 1.6 million visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2022 spent $149 million in communities near the park.