Firebreaks prevent brush fires, put them into law

Fires on Maui can happen anywhere. All the families that lost their homes, the schools that got caught in this fire — it was preventable! They call them firebreaks! All this can be avoided if the planning commission just put it into law to have firebreaks before building housing or schools and properly maintained.

I wouldn’t blame the people for taking the proper steps and sue the proper construction companies for not protecting the public and their properties. Show some concern for the people, not only “go for the money.” County Council members: learn from mistakes and take action.

Rudy Sumabat

Kahului

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