Maui Hawaiian Cement plant damaged in fire

Maui Hawaiian Cement plant damaged in fire
Published: 07 September 2009

An early morning fire caused an estimated US$3n in damages to a Hawaiian Cement plant building in Puunene, Maui today, Maui firefighters said.

The cause of the fire at the building at 10400 Mokulele Highway is still under investigation. Firefighters arrived at the fire at 4:12a.m. today and extinguished the fire by 7a.m. with six units and a fire prevention bureau officer, officials said.

The fire burned two 8 x 20ft containers and a structure that housed a conveyor belt and electrical equipment, firefighters said.

Hawaiian Cement put the damage estimate at US$3m.