Fire completely engulfs Kauai home, displacing 6 people

The fire tore through two homes in Moloaa.
The fire tore through two homes in Moloaa.(@cashgotwings)
Published: Jul. 15, 2021 at 9:03 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 16, 2021 at 3:05 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai firefighters responded to a blaze at a two-story home in Moloaa on Thursday afternoon.

Officials said the fire started at around 1:20 p.m. at a residence on Koolau Road.

On arrival, firefighters said flames and back smoke could be seen emanating as the blaze tore through the structure.

Kauai County said firefighters, Rescue 3, Air 1 and the Department of Public Works responded to the blaze.

No injuries were reported, and officials said residents were not at home at the time of the fire.

The American Red Cross said it is assisting six people who were displaced.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze by 5:20 p.m.

During the fire, a portion of Koolau Road was closed for about five hours, as first responders established a post and shuttled water.

Officials said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The cost of damages to structure and belongings are estimated at $965,000.

This story may be updated.

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