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.