News Flash

Press Releases

Posted on: August 8, 2023

Fire Department calling for immediate evacuation of Kulalani Drive and Circle subdivision

Kula Fire Update No. 4, 3:50 p.m.: The Fire Department is calling for the immediate evacuation of residents of the subdivision including Kulalani Drive and Kulalani Circle due to an Upcountry brush fire.

 

The fire was reported at 12:22 a.m. today near Olinda Road and led to early-morning evacuations of residents in the Kula 200 and Hanamu Road areas. As of Tuesday afternoon, the perimeter of the fire was about 1,000 acres. Firefighter crews are actively battling the fire, which has reached as far as Kualono Place near the Kula Lodge.

 

The American Red Cross is staffing an emergency shelter at Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. Evacuees are reminded that emergency shelters do not provide bedding, toiletries and personal care items. Evacuees are reminded to bring any medications and pet food. Pet owners utilizing the shelter need to have pets properly restrained. The Maui Humane Society is providing support for the shelter.

 

Kaonoulu Ranch opened Oskie Rice Arena in Makawao for residents needing to evacuate farm and ranch animals.

 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

Hawaiian Electric Co. advises residents to stay at least 30 feet or more away from downed power lines, which may be energized. Downed power lines can be reported to 911 or Hawaiian Electricʻs trouble line at (808) 871-7777.

 

# # #

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Press Releases

9/21 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 21, 2023

9/20 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 20, 2023

9/19 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 19, 2023

9/18 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 18, 2023

9/17 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 17, 2023

09/16 Maui Wildfire Disaster Update

Posted on: September 16, 2023

9/15 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 15, 2023

9/14 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 14, 2023

9/13 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 13, 2023

9/12 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 12, 2023

9/11 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 11, 2023

9/10 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 10, 2023

9/09 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 9, 2023

9/07 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 7, 2023

9/06 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 6, 2023

9/05 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 5, 2023

9/04 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 4, 2023

9/03 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 3, 2023

9/02 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 2, 2023

9/01 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: September 1, 2023

8/31 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

Posted on: August 31, 2023

Lahaina fires update, 9 p.m.

Posted on: August 11, 2023

Lahaina Bypass is completely open

Posted on: January 28, 2023