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Fires, vandalism plague former base

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    There have been 20 brush and rubbish fires this month. Dozens of power poles have been felled by metal scavengers. Residents report manhole covers being taken. One observer says the word is out that security is lax and the area is “wide open.”
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    John Bond, a historian and preservationist from Ewa Beach, estimates thieves looking for scrap wire have cut down at least 50 utility poles on the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Graffiti is scrawled on an abandoned house and dust screen on Hornet Avenue on the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station. There have been 20 brush and rubbish fires this month.

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