The New York Times reports:
For the first time, Maui County officials publicly blamed Hawaii’s largest electric utility for the wildfires that killed at least 115 people this month, claiming in a lawsuit filed that “intentional and malicious” mismanagement of power lines had allowed flames to spark.
The lawsuit accused the utility, Hawaiian Electric, of failing to respond to ominous weather reports on the day of the fires, Aug. 8, when red-flag fire danger warnings were issued because of hurricane-fueled winds, and of failing to perform basic maintenance in the years beforehand.
“Defendants knew of the extreme fire danger that the high wind gusts posed to their overhead electrical infrastructure, particularly during red flag conditions,” the lawsuit said. It said power company officials had chosen “not to de-energize their power lines,” even though they knew that power poles and power lines were falling and coming into contact with dry vegetation.
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Meanwhile the cult is continuing to claim that the fire was started by a “directed energy weapon” so that globalists and wealthy celebrities can buy up the scorched properties. Some have claimed that the fire “suspiciously avoided” Obama’s home, which is actually on Oahu. Others have claimed the fire was started to cover up a massive child sex trafficking ring. Yes, really.
Maui County officials publicly blamed Hawaiian Electric, the state’s largest electric utility, for the wildfires that killed at least 115 people, claiming in a lawsuit that “intentional and malicious” mismanagement of power lines had let flames spark. https://t.co/bOTQwOXJ1d
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 25, 2023