Hawaii News

Friday, May 20, 2022

Firefighters rescue six aboard disabled boat off Oahu’s North Shore

Honolulu firefighters rescued six people aboard a 14-foot boat that lost engine power in waters off Oahu’s North Shore. Fire rescue crews responded to a 911 call of a boater in distress about a mile off Kawela Bay just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. The boat captain reported that they were drifting out to sea after the vessel lost engine power and had a broken anchor line, the Honolulu Fire Department said. Crews initiated an air and sea search for the boat and located the disabled vessel. A rescue boat safely towed the vessel to the Haleiwa Boat Harbor.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Honolulu firefighters respond to raging fire near Campbell Industrial Park

Honolulu firefighters are responding to a raging fire Wednesday night in the Campbell Industrial Park area. The blaze was reported around 8:15 p.m. at a structure near Kaomi Loop in Kalaeloa. Witnesses said the fire has been reaching heights of about 100 feet, and the glow from the blaze can be seen from miles away. There is no word yet on any injuries or exactly what materials are burning. Firefighters are using their ladder truck to get their hoses at an angle to douse the flames. There are two businesses registered at this address: Unitek Solvent Services and Environmental Recycling Technologies. Roads in the area have been closed as officials respond to the blaze. HNN has reached out to the Honolulu Fire Department for more information and is waiting to hear back.
Hawaii News Now

Follow Up: Suspect says Maui fires started to keep police from arresting boyfriend

A man arrested in connection with six suspicious brush fires last week told police the fires were a woman’s idea to try to keep officers from apprehending her boyfriend. John Hlis, 34, of Haiku was charged with second-degree arson for the largest and last fire, which was reported at 2:04 p.m. Thursday and burned about 5 acres along Maui Veterans Highway near the National Guard armory in Puunene. Hlis also was charged with keeping a revolver in an improper place and having a loaded firearm on a public highway. Hlis, who was arrested at 3:47 p.m. Thursday, was among three suspects that police reported arresting last week in connection with the fires. Krystale Kaneakua, 33, of Pukalani and Steven Sarol, 36, of Pukalani were arrested Friday, police said.
Maui News

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