Pole fire blamed for the outage
POSTED: 5:01 p.m. HST, May 13, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 6:47 a.m. HST, May 14, 2013
The remaining 500 Haiku customers without power had their service restored early this morning after a power outage had initially left 5,000 customers in the dark Monday morning.
A fire on a pole caused the outage, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to HECO spokesman Darren Pai.
Power was restored to about 4,500 customers by 10:45 a.m. Monday. But the remaining customers, in the Hokulele and Crown Terrace subdivisions, had to wait until 1:00 a.m. today when the poles and overhead lines serving the area were fixed.