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Hawaiian Electric disputes barrage of criticism, accusations

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Downed utility poles were seen Monday among the destruction along Honoapiilani Highway in Lahaina town.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Downed utility poles were seen Monday among the destruction along Honoapiilani Highway in Lahaina town.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The historic site where the Pioneer Hotel and Pioneer Theatre once stood at the corner of Hotel and Wharf streets in Lahaina as seen Monday. The area was devastated by a fast-moving wildfire on the afternoon of Aug. 8.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The historic site where the Pioneer Hotel and Pioneer Theatre once stood at the corner of Hotel and Wharf streets in Lahaina as seen Monday. The area was devastated by a fast-moving wildfire on the afternoon of Aug. 8.

The utility shot back at national media reports that its workers removed evidence before a U.S. Department of Justice fire investigation team arrived to begin a probe into the cause and origin of the Lahaina fire. Read more

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