Maui Meadows house fire causes over $1.1M in damage - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Maui Meadows house fire causes over $1.1M in damage

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WAILEA, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Maui fire officials were not able to determine what sparked a blaze that destroyed a house in Wailea Monday, resulting in $1,170,600 in damage. 

Billowing black smoke could be seen for miles just before 4:30 p.m. as fire crews worked to put out the blaze at the two-story home.

The home and it's contents were a total loss according to officials. A BMW and Mercedes Benz parked in the garage were also destroyed.

A nearby cottage sustained minor roof damage in the incident.

The fire also spread up a hillside and burned an additional 4,000 sq. ft. of brush and trash. Fire crews stopped it from spreading to neighboring homes.

Some 31 firefighters, a battalion chief and 7 companies responded to the blaze. When they arrived, crews found the home fully engulfed in flames.

It took until 12:25 p.m. Tuesday, nearly 20 hours after the initial alarm call, before crews had the fire fully extinguished.

No one was home when the fire started. The homeowners are part-time Maui residents and currently live in Massachusetts.   

According to officials, no injuries were reported.

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