Fire damages warehouse
A fire burned a warehouse structure Saturday night on Omaopio Road causing an estimated $116,000 in damage but no injuries, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
Fire crews were called just before 8 p.m. to a burning 2,000-square-foot warehouse at 3361 Omaopio Road. The warehouse had been used as an office, greenhouse and two bedrooms and was about 30 percent engulfed when crews arrived at the scene, Mainaga said.
The structure was unoccupied at the time. The cause of the fire was "determined to be accidental due to overheating equipment," Mainaga said. The fire was brought under control by 8:30 p.m.
'Brown bag' meeting Tuesday
The impact of trauma on mental illness and substance abuse disorders will be the topic of Tuesday's Mental Health America Maui County Branch "brown bag" lunch series.
Sue Stone, a licensed mental health and substance abuse counselor, will be speaking from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Cameron Center Auditorium, 95 Mahalani St. She provides services for people served by the Maui Community Mental Health Center.
For more information, call 242-6461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Libraries to host 'Obake Tales'
A Maui playwright and visual artist will be presenting "Obake Tales" at two Maui public libraries this month.
Pat Masumoto, who also is a national slam poet and musician, will share several ghost stories borrowed from Japanese folklore and enhanced with performance and vocal effects.
Her appearances follow:
* Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Makawao Public Library (1159 Makawao Ave.; 573-8785).
* Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., Wailuku Public Library (251 High St.; 243-5766).
The one-hour programs are suitable for ages 12 and older.