Hawaii News

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Follow Up: Fire at Pu’unene metal recycling facility on Maui raises concerns among nearby residents

VIDEO: The fire that broke out at a metal recycling plant on Maui over the weekend raised concerns among nearby residents. Some fear of more blazes igniting in the near future as fire season is right around the corner. For some, Saturday’s blaze at the Hammerhead Metals Recycling facility in Pu'unene conjured up memories of recent fires that happened in the area. "In 2018, we had a big fire that burned all across for miles, from north to south and it literally burnt right to the edge of our homes in North Kihei," Michael Moran, of the Kihei Community Association, said. The group reported it has been in talks with county officials on how to protect the area from wildfires. Moran pointed out that similarly to Lahaina, evacuation routes are limited on the South Side, with only one main Highway along with South Kihei Road.
KITV ABC 4 Honolulu

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Fire officials investigate cause, origin of two-story structure fire in Kailua

The Honolulu Fire Department is investigating the cause of a building fire that broke out in Kailua on Monday afternoon. Officials said the call came in just after 1 p.m. when it was reported that smoke was coming out of a two-story residential structure on North Kalaheo Avenue. The City issued a road closure for North Kalaheo Avenue between Makua Street to Kuunui and Ruulei Road to Kainaly Drive. Ten HFD units responded to the incident. Reports said the first unit arrived at the scene around 1:08 p.m. and began preparing for an offensive fire attack. HFD was able to secure a water supply and get the fire under control by 1:57 p.m. before fully extinguishing flames at 2:06 p.m. Firefighters conducted a primary and secondary search of the structure and confimred there were no occupants home at the time.
KHON-TV FOX 2 Honolulu

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