VIDEO: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to make progress with its debris removal operations for Maui Upcountry properties.
Corps teams and contractors are in phase two of the process, which includes the clearing of structural ash and debris and the continued testing for toxins.
As of Monday, two of 21 properties have been cleared with another crew working on a third.
Organizers maintain the cleanup is thorough as all gathered materials are wrapped and covered before being taken to the Central Maui landfill.
Six inches of soil is also removed and soil left on property is tested to meet Department of Health standards.
“That ensures that we’re making sure that there’s nothing left that was impacted by this fire,” said USACE debris subject matter expert Cory Koger.