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Maui fire will reshape Hawaiian Electric

  • GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                Hawaiian Electric linesmen along Honoapiilani Highway continued to work at restoring power to the area Thursday after wildfires swept through Lahaina on Aug. 8.

    GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaiian Electric linesmen along Honoapiilani Highway continued to work at restoring power to the area Thursday after wildfires swept through Lahaina on Aug. 8.

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                                “The consequences (of the fire) are beyond measure,” said state Sen. Angus McKelvey (D, West Maui-Maalaea-South Maui). “I hope that this will be the mother of all wake-up calls. People need to have comfort that this won’t happen ever again.”

    COURTESY STATE OF HAWAII.

    “The consequences (of the fire) are beyond measure,” said state Sen. Angus McKelvey (D, West Maui-Maalaea-South Maui). “I hope that this will be the mother of all wake-up calls. People need to have comfort that this won’t happen ever again.”

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                                An aerial view shows the aftermath of the Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire, which has been recorded as the worst U.S. wildfire disaster in more than a century.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    An aerial view shows the aftermath of the Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire, which has been recorded as the worst U.S. wildfire disaster in more than a century.

Regardless of whether Hawaiian Electric is found ultimately responsible, there will be major repercussions for the company, its customers and its stockholders. Read more

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