Police arrest man in connection with $400K wildfire on Maui

WAILUKU, Maui — Police arrested a man they say might have been responsible for a wildfire that cost Maui County up to $400,000.

Holden Bingham, 28, was arrested Monday on suspicion of first-degree arson and unauthorized control of a propelled motor vehicle.

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Police say Bingham was released pending further investigation, but is being detained on unrelated arrest warrants.

Officials say the fire is completely contained but burned 14 square miles.

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Officials say the fire across Central Maui and north Kihei that began the morning of July 11 burned land mostly owned by farming company Mahi Pono.

Officials say a second fire in the Kahului area that Friday burned less than a square mile.

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