Man arrested in connection with 9,000-acre wildfire

Holden Bingham was arrested Monday night in connection with a wildfire that burned 9,000 acres in Central Maui and north Kihei. MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT photo

Police have arrested a man in connection with the wildfire that burned 9,000 acres in Central Maui and north Kihei.

At about 7:22 p.m. Monday, 28-year-old Holden Bingham, who has no local address, was taken into custody as a suspect in the fire, which began Thursday morning off Waiko Road, police said. Bingham was arrested for first-degree arson and unauthorized control of a propelled motor vehicle.

He was released pending further investigation but is currently being held on unrelated arrest warrants, police said.

The investigation into the fire is still ongoing.