PORCH BURNS AT HAIKU HOME
HAIKU - A fire on a porch of a Haiku home Sunday afternoon caused an estimated $2,500 in damages, fire officials said Monday.
The cause of the fire at the home on Reed Lane off Kauhikoa Road was undetermined, said Battalion Chief Frank Tam.
No one was home at the time, and neighbors reported the fire, Tam said. He said a tree had to be cut so a fire engine could reach the home.
The fire was reported at 2:12 p.m., with units on the scene at 2:24 p.m. The fire was contained at 2:36 p.m. and extinguished at 3:09 p.m. Makawao and Paia engine companies responded to the fire, Tam said.
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STAFF SHORTAGE LEAVE TRASH BEHIND
PAIA - Curbside trash was not collected on a route running from Spreckelsville through Paia to Kuau on Monday, the county Solid Waste Division announced.
The garbage was not picked up because of a staff shortage, but crews will make every effort to pick up the refuse today.
For more information, call 270-7875.
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PANEL WILL DISCUSS PARKS 'RENAISSANCE'
WAILUKU - Gov. Linda Lingle's Maui Community Advisory Council will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Kihei Community Center to discuss a new five-year plan to infuse $240 million in state parks.
Jerry Edlao, Maui representative on the state Board of Land and Natural Resources, will talk about Lingle's "Recreational Renaissance" plan. The Department of Land and Natural Resources plan, which would be paid for by out-of-state park entry fees and land leases, includes 32 projects for Maui totaling $35.7 million. In addition, the advisory council will review its 2008-2009 priority list for the governor.
Council Chairwoman Madge Schaefer also will provide an update on efforts to provide dialysis to patients in Hana.
For more information, call 243-5796.