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South Maui public meeting on fires Tuesday

Maui Fire and Police departments, Maui Electric Co. and county Emergency Management Agency officials have been invited to appear at a public meeting to discuss recent fires in South Maui and prevention at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Church’s Stawatz Hall.

The meeting is being hosted by County Council Chairwoman Kelly King, whose residency district is South Maui.

The purpose of the meeting is to inform and educate the public on fire hazards, safety and prevention and to provide a venue for the public to ask questions of public safety officials, the news release from King said.

After short presentations from the officials, there will be question-and-answer sessions facilitated by representatives of the Police and Fire departments, MECO and the Emergency Management Agency.

“We are all concerned about the fires in South Maui and what we can do to prevent additional incidences,” King said. “This meeting will be an opportunity to speak with representatives who deal directly with fire safety and management issues.

“I think it is important that the public has access to that information and has an opportunity to ask questions on how we can prevent a catastrophic fire from occurring.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Suzanne Kayian by email at suzanne.kayian@mauicounty.us or phone at 270-8018.