Maui fire: Hawaiian Electric defends ‘no shutdown’ decision, 3,000 pets still missing

As gusts hit 80 mph during the fires that burned the town of Lahaina to the ground, the Hawaiian Electric company kept lines powered. Top officials at the company pointed to PG&E’s ongoing issues with de-powering lines during high wind events and said shutting down power can be “controversial” and “can be seen as creating a hardship.” Rescue efforts are also underway to find and treat the nearly 3,000 missing pets that have been reported.

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