Hawaii Firefighter Dies at Fire Station

Veteran Maui Firefighter Duane Ibarra died while on duty at a firehouse.


A veteran Maui firefighter died while on duty at a firehouse Wednesday night.

Firefighter Duane Ibarra, 50, was found unresponsive at 6:22 p.m. inside the Makawao Fire Station, according to Maui Now.

The 20-year veteran of the department was later pronounced dead.

"The Maui Fire Department and the entire Maui County ohana (family) would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Ibarra family," officials said in a statement.

The cause of Ibarra's death has not been released.

Firehouse.com will provide more information of this story as it becomes available.