Fire burns brush in South Maui
Fire crews responded late Monday morning to a brush fire near the Wailea Pualani subdivision that burned approximately 4 acres.
Crews arrived on the scene at about 11:20 a.m. to find dry brush and kiawe trees on fire. The fire was extinguished just after 1:30 p.m.
No injuries or damage were reported, according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. The cause of the fire could not be determined, he said.
Maui, Molokai warning extended
The National Weather Service extended its high-surf warning for north-facing shores of Maui and the north- and west-facing shores of Molokai until 6 p.m. today.
Surf heights are expected to reach 20 to 30 feet along north-facing shores and 15 to 20 feet along west-facing shores.
Surf will gradually lower to 18 to 28 feet today along north shores and to 10 feet along west-facing shores. Surf heights are estimates of the front of the waves.
The weather service said that today will be mostly cloudy with scattered windward showers and isolated leeward showers. Conditions will be breezy with winds blowing 15 to 20 miles per hour with gusts of 35 miles per hour.
Show to focus on roads, infrastructure
Mayor Alan Arakawa's TV show, "Your County with Mayor Arakawa," will be shown live at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Akaku Channel 55.
The one-hour show will focus on the county's plans to further improve roadways and other infrastructure maintained by the Department of Public Works.
Public Works Director David Goode and Public Works Deputy Director Rowena Dagdag-Andaya will be on the show along with the mayor.
Viewers may call in during the show to ask questions at 873-3430. Questions also may be submitted on Twitter to @countyofmaui and via the Maui County Facebook page.
The show will appear again Wednesdays at 7 p.m. from Jan. 9 to 30 on Channel 55.
Siren test planned for Wednesday
The year's first civil defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.
The siren test is a steady one-minute tone on all sirens. The steady tone is used to alert the public to any emergency that may pose a threat to life and property. Besides natural hazards, the Emergency Alert System could be used for terrorist incidents or acts of war.
When the siren signal is sounded, tune to any local radio or television station for emergency information and instructions broadcast by civil defense agencies. Participating stations will carry a detailed explanation of what the sirens mean and other related information during the monthly test.
Tests of civil defense sirens and the Emergency Alert System are conducted simultaneously, normally on the first working day of the month, in cooperation with Hawaii's broadcasting industry.