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Old 07-12-19, 04:00 PM
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Thumbs up Oprah praised for opening her private road during Maui fire to help evacuations

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Oprah Winfrey is being praised for opening her private road on Maui to help people escape a brush fire that broke out on the Hawaii island Thursday.

The fire prompted evacuations and diverted flights on the island, officials said. An evacuation notice was sent to the cellphones of residents in the town of Maalaea and in parts of Kihei.

Some people took to Twitter to share updates of the fire and ask Winfrey for help.

"@Oprah there’s a huge brush fire on Maui right now! People are trying to evacuate Kihei-my husband and son included!" one person tweeted. "If you would kindly share the code to your gate/road, folks can evacuate through Kula."
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Old 07-12-19, 04:13 PM
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Really? Now being a decent human being is newsworthy?
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Old 07-12-19, 06:54 PM
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^^^

yes.
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Old 07-12-19, 07:02 PM
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Yeah guess it is. Can you imagine anyone not allowing people to pass through to evade injury or perhaps death?
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Old 07-12-19, 07:05 PM
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Turns out it is actually a public road controlled by the city? Odd to say the least.
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Old 07-12-19, 08:02 PM
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Doesn't seem like it was her who put the story out there but there will always be those that spin before thinking.


edit: oops, maybe spoke too soon.


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Oprah Winfrey has a home in the county, and tweeted a local resident to confirm that she's given officials fighting the fire access to her private road. "A big mahalo to Oprah for giving Maui County access to your private road for use to assist in the Maui fire," Hawaii Gov. David Ige tweeted.
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Old 07-12-19, 09:42 PM
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It would have been a much better story if she blocked the road with a pit-bull on a leash in one hand and a pitchfork in the other while chasing people back into the fire.
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Old 07-13-19, 04:55 AM
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It would have been a much better story if she blocked the road with a pit-bull on a leash in one hand and a pitchfork in the other while chasing people back into the fire.

lol, would like to see. You know that's what she did but doesn't make for good optics, hence the cover-up.
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Old 07-13-19, 02:51 PM
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Really? Now being a decent human being is newsworthy?
I'd rather see that than what we have currently.
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Old 07-14-19, 05:36 PM
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I'd rather see that than what we have currently.
Strongly agree. I really respect firefighters.
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Old 07-14-19, 07:26 PM
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Some years back the wife and I were in Monterey. There was a forest fire in Big Sur. Well of course you could not have people just driving around in the woods, so that fire burned for two or three days while the people in charge debated if they should allow a bulldozer in to cut a trail so fire equipment could get in to fight the fire. Nice......
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