KULA -- One person was critically injured when a car crashed into a home on Lower Kula Road around 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon, setting both the car and house on fire.
The car apparently struck a propane tank, said county spokeswoman Mahina Martin. Firefighters had the blaze under control but were still working to extinguish it Saturday evening.
Lower Kula Road was closed between Kula Highway and Kula Community Road, and phone service was expected to be reduced in Makawao, Kula and Paia for several hours due to damage to a fiber optic phone line, she said.
For more information, see Sunday's Maui News.