Fire crews extinguish blaze
Firefighters extinguished an early-morning brush fire Monday that burned about 7,500 square feet in Waikapu, a fire official said.
A Wailuku engine company and Kahului tanker responded to the 2:51 a.m. alarm, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. He said the crews made their way up a dirt road located across Honoapiilani Highway mauka of the Waikapu On 30 store to reach the fire.
The fire was brought under control at 3:23 a.m. and extinguished at 4:25 a.m.
No damages or injuries were reported. The cause was undetermined.
Firefighters put out cane fire
A 20-by-500-foot strip of cane grass burned Monday morning in Waiehu, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga reported.
The fire was reported at 9:10 a.m., with Wailuku and Kahului firefighters responding to a report of smoke in macadamia nut fields about a half-mile mauka of Kahekili Highway and near the Makaala Drive recycling center, Mainaga said.
The fire was under control at 9:19 a.m. and extinguished 30 minutes later.
The blaze's cause remained undetermined, and no injuries were reported.
Deputy charged with abuse
A state sheriff's deputy was arrested for allegedly grabbing his 15-year-old son's neck and choking him during a domestic dispute Sunday night at a Lahaina residence, police said.
Kevin Vaivai, 38, of Lahaina was charged with felony abuse by strangulation and child abuse. He was released after posting $5,200 bail.
The incident was reported at 10:20 p.m. when the boy's mother took him to the hospital emergency room, police said. The boy's injuries weren't life threatening, police said.
The child abuse charge was brought because the incident occurred in front of a younger son, police said.