Koke'e fire destroys one cabin, damages another

By Ian Scheuring

KOKE'E, Kaua'i (HawaiiNewsNow) - A late night fire on Kaua'i destroyed a 900-square-foot cabin Monday while damaging a nearby cabin of the same size.

Officials say that both of the cabins were unoccupied at the time of the blaze, and that no one was injured in the fire. No other structures were threatened.

Police Dispatch received a call about the fire in Koke'e at approximately 9:43 pm, when the caller reported that the cabin was totally engulfed by flames. Shortly thereafter, Engine 7, Truck 7, Rescue 3, Truck 3, Prevention 1 and 3, and BC1 responded to the call.

Upon arrival, crews removed the corrugated roofing that had collapsed onto the fully engulfed cabin before proceeding to extinguish the remaining fire.

The fire in the second cabin was not nearly as severe, with damage being contained to the living room area. Authorities say the fire was deemed fully extinguished at 1:14 am.

The cabins suffered roughly $150,000 worth of damages, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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