Fire crews put out Kahului brush fire
Kahului fire crews doused a small brush fire off of Kuihelani Highway and Maui Lani Parkway in about 20 minutes early Sunday, fire officials said.
When fire crews arrived at the scene at 12:43 a.m., they found a fire about 20 feet by 30 feet. The Kahului fire crew and water tanker brought the fire under control in five minutes and fully extinguished it at 1:01 a.m.
The cause of the fire is undetermined. There were no damages or injuries reported.
High-surf warning in effect till 6 p.m.
A high-surf warning is in effect for north-facing shores of Maui and Molokai until 6 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
Surf along north-facing shores of Maui and Molokai will reach 20 to 25 feet lasting though this afternoon, the service said. The surf heights are estimates of the height of the face, or front, of waves.
The warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves will pound the shoreline, resulting in dangerous swimming conditions and deadly rip currents, the service said.
ERGObaby carrier creator to speak
The Maui Economic Development Board will host a Feb. 6 "conversation" with Maui resident Karin Frost, entrepreneur and creator of the ERGObaby carrier, which made her a multimillionaire.
Part of MEDB's Innovation Series of speaking events, the conversation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Iao Theater in Wailuku. Admission is free, and registration for limited seating is at 5 p.m.
After moving to Maui permanently in 1997, Frost was a first-time mom in 2001 and was dissatisfied with baby slings and pouches available on the market, according to an announcement. So, Frost created one designed to keep her son as close to her body as possible, while also being comfortable by carrying her baby's weight on her hips.
Parenting magazine's 20th anniversary issue named ERGObaby carrier as one of the top 20 products in the last 20 years, and Frost's business took off from there.
To reserve a seat, call Cari Taylor at 875-2336 or send her email at email@example.com.