Emergency providers chief on Maui resigns. He confronted criticism for not activating sirens throughout fireplace

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Out of doors alert sirens on Maui stayed silent as a ferocious fireplace devastated the seaside neighborhood of Lahaina final week. The top of the Maui Emergency Administration Company stated he had no regrets about not deploying the system as a warning to individuals on the island.

A day after making that assertion, Administrator Herman Andaya resigned Thursday. Andaya had stated he feared blaring the sirens throughout the blaze may have precipitated individuals to go “mauka,” utilizing a navigational time period that may imply towards the mountains or inland in Hawaiian.

“If that was the case, then they’d have gone into the hearth,” Andaya defined.