Kahului house fire started by child playing with matches

KAHULUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Maui, fire investigators say a child playing with a lighter caused a home to go up in flames early Saturday morning.

Firefighters were called to a home on Lono Avenue in Kahului just after midnight. Responding companies found the home fully engulfed when they arrived. It took crews nearly an hour to get it under control.

Damages to the home are estimated at $350,000.

The occupants of the home are being assisted by the Red Cross.

No one was injured in the fire.