Unit sustains $100,00 damage in blaze
Damage was estimated at $100,000 in a fire that burned a third-floor, one-bedroom apartment at Sunset Terrace in Napili on Monday night, a fire official said.
The cause of the fire was undetermined, pending more information, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. But he said there was no immediate evidence to indicate the fire was intentionally set.
Firefighters from Lahaina, Wailuku and Kahului responded to the fire, which was reported at 6:03 p.m. at the complex at 3626 Lower Honoapiilani Road. Fire crews arrived to find smoke and flames from the third-story unit. The fire was brought under control at 7:18 p.m. and contained to the apartment, which was unoccupied at the time, Mainaga said.
Approximately 50 residents of the complex were evacuated before being let back into their apartments at about 8 p.m., he said. One person living in the apartment that burned refused assistance and will be staying with relatives, Mainaga said.
Fire damage was estimated at $60,000 to the structure and $40,000 to its contents. No injuries were reported.
'All clear' given for landfill on Molokai
The Molokai landfill reopened Tuesday after a military team disposed of suspected explosive ordnance earlier in the morning, Maui County announced.
The "all clear" signal was given at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for the landfill to reopen. The suspected explosive ordnance was found Monday.
Crews aid man who fainted on Pali trail
A man in his late 50s to early 60s was in stable condition Tuesday morning after fire rescue crews airlifted him to safety after he fainted while hiking on the Lahaina-Pali trail, a fire official said Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 8:14 a.m. Tuesday for the hiker who was in distress after hiking about five minutes up the Lahaina-Pali trail with a group of other hikers, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
The man started to feel lightheaded then passed out, he said. His fellow hikers managed to catch him so he didn't fall on rocks, but the man sustained some scrapes.
The man, Don Holland, visiting from Mississippi, told The Maui News he was hiking with his family and passed out while taking a break on the trail. After being released from the emergency room at Maui Memorial Medical Center he was well enough that he visited the Snow Factory in Wailuku for a cold treat.
Fire crews decided to airlift the man out with the Fire Department's Air One helicopter because of the rainy weather that made the rocky trail slippery, Mainaga said.
The man was airlifted from the area around 8:45 a.m. to a nearby landing zone where an ambulance crew took him to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Bail set for woman in Kula assault case
Bail was set at $11,500 for a Pukalani woman charged with entering a Kula residence without permission and assaulting a woman in the home, police said.
Linda Mattos, 54, was charged with first-degree burglary, third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal property damage.
According to court documents, Mattos went to the house at about 1:15 a.m. Monday and began banging on the front door. The house-sitter woke up and opened the door to see Mattos standing in the doorway.
Mattos entered the home without permission, leading to an altercation between her and the house-sitter, according to court documents. The house-sitter suffered a wound on her left calf and left the residence before calling police.
When police arrived, Mattos was found sleeping in a bedroom and was arrested, police said.