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Fire at Kōkua Pool Intentionally Set

November 18, 2015, 11:56 AM HST
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The Kōkua pool is located at the Kahului Community Center in Central Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

The Kōkua pool is located at the Kahului Community Center in Central Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui fire officials say a structure fire at the Kōkua swimming pool, next to the Kahului Community Center on Uhu Street, was intentionally set.

The fire was reported at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.

Kahului firefighters arrived on scene at 8:38 p.m. and found that police officers were in the process of extinguishing the fire.

According to department reports, officers leaped over the fence and used a garden hose to put out a plastic bench burning outside the pool office.

Maui Fire Services Officer Edward Taomoto said a fire investigator was called and determined the fire was intentionally set.

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Damage to the bench, which was made of recycled plastic, was estimated at $1,000.

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Fire officials said a window near the bench also sustained minor damage.

Three fire units from Kahului and Wailuku responded to the incident.

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