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Dozens displaced after condo fire on Maui

A late night condo fire forced dozens of residents to evacuate Hale Kamaole Vacation Condo Rentals in Kihei, Maui, according to the Maui Fire Department. 

The blaze started around 9:00pm inside one of the units on the third floor. One county official says it may have started in the attic of that unit.

Firefighters from Kihei and Wailea responded first, with others from Kahalui, Wailuku, Makawao and Lahaina also responding, totaling around fifty firefighters in all.

A Maui Fire DEpartment spokesman said the fire was contained around 2:30am.

Mainaga said it's unclear if anyone was at home in the unit at the time, but no injuries were reported. 40 units were evacuated, according to the condo's resident manager.

The people living in the nine units that surrounded the unit where the fire broke out are not able to go back into their homes. Mainaga said the resident manager found them other accommodations and the Red Cross was not called to assist in this case.

Fire inspectors are on the scene now looking into the cause which doesn't appear to be suspicious.

South Kihei Road near the complex was closed for several hours but has since been reopened. 

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