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Not enough water to fight Upcountry Maui fires, state claims

  • COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES / ASSOCIATED PRESS 
                                Areas of grasslands in Upcountry Maui were left singed following the Aug. 8 wildfire.

    COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES / ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Areas of grasslands in Upcountry Maui were left singed following the Aug. 8 wildfire.

  • COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES / ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Homes were destroyed by the Aug. 8 fires in Kula in Upcountry Maui.

    COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES / ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Homes were destroyed by the Aug. 8 fires in Kula in Upcountry Maui.

On the day after wind-driven wildfires broke out across Maui, the state filed a complaint to the state Supreme Court claiming that, due to a judge’s ruling, there was not enough water to fight the flames that destroyed some 19 Upcountry homes and thousands of acres. Read more

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