POIPU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Wednesday's brush fire destroyed two homes and damaged six structures. The fire caused $950,000 in damages.
It happened in Weliweli Tract, a housing area in Poipu on Kauai.
One home and a cottage on Kipuka Street were considered a total loss. American Red Cross was on scene to assist a family of eight that was displaced.
Three other homes and a shed along Kipuka were also damaged, as well as roughly 1,000 feet of vinyl fencing near Ala Kinoiki.
Fire officials estimate the fire burned through roughly 50 acres of brush.
Police dispatch was notified of the fire at about 2 p.m. The fire started near Ala Kinoiki but quickly traveled near homes along Kipuka Street due to strong winds.
Residents in approximately 98 homes were asked to evacuate.
The fire was deemed under control by 5:30 p.m. and fully extinguished by 6:20 p.m. Police reopened Ala Kinoiki and Po'ipû roads by 6 p.m. while Kipuka Street remained closed until about 8 p.m.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the brush fire remains under investigation.