Power restored after outage
Power to Maui Electric Co. customers in Wailea and parts of Kihei was restored Saturday afternoon after an outage of nearly two hours.
A notice had been posted on Maui County's website reporting that approximately 10,000 customers in South Maui had lost power at 11:45 a.m. According to a news release from Kau'i Awai-Dickson, Maui Electric Co. spokeswoman, power was restored at 12:15 p.m. to about 8,000 customers and remaining customers were brought back on line at 1:30 p.m.
The cause of the outage remained under investigation.
Fire near golf course put out
Firefighters extinguished a brush fire that burned a 50-by-75-foot area near the Waiehu Golf Course on Saturday afternoon, a fire official said.
The fire was reported at 2:45 p.m., with firefighters from Wailuku and Kahului responding along with a Kahului tanker.
Crews reached the fire through Nawaieha Place in the Waiehu Kou subdivision, finding the brush burning between the golf course and the subdivision, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
With winds calm to light, structures about 150 feet away were not in immediate danger, Mainaga said. He said the fire was contained at 3:01 p.m. and extinguished at 3:19 p.m.
$9,800 in damage from blaze
Fire crews from Wailea and Kihei responded to a fire at a Wailea residence Saturday morning.
Crews arrived at 3258 Waileia Place at 7:27 a.m. and had the fire, which was confined to the kitchen area, under control at 7:33 a.m. and extinguished at 8:42 a.m., according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
There were no injuries. Estimated damage to the structure and contents was $9,800.
The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental.
Crews respond to trapped man
Hana firefighters responded Saturday to a report of a man stuck in a pool on Pipiwai Trail in Kipahulu, before the man made his way out on his own, a fire official said.
Responding to the 2:33 p.m. alarm, firefighters were making their way to the man when he appeared on the trail. He didn't need any medical attention.