Focus on powerlines to avoid fires
Last updated 8/25/2023 at 11:06am
Many fingers are again pointed at electric utilities because downed power lines are suspected of starting another horrific wildfire---the one that raced through Lahaina killing hundreds of unsuspecting people.
Who would have imagined that one day, the historic Hawaiian capitol on Maui would be a thriving tourist destination and 24-hours later it would be piles of smoldering rubble and ashes which included remains of people?
Cellphone video reveals that high winds down live electric lines which ignited bone-dry grass and brush. Sparks quickly fanned deadly flames obliterating Lahaina.