Flames destroy a Wailua home causing $880K in damages

The structure was deemed a total loss.
The structure was deemed a total loss.(KFD)
Published: Jan. 8, 2023 at 3:01 PM HST
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WAILUA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two people are without a home after a fire on Kauai Friday morning.

Kauai firefighters put out the house fire in the Wailua Homesteads area along Olohena Road. It happened around 10:30 a.m.

Crews from Lihue, Kaiakea and Kapaa fire stations responded. Fire crews remained on scene until just after 6 p.m.

The two-story home sustained severe damage, and was deemed a total loss. Damage to the home and its contents was estimated at $880,000.

While the cause of the fire is under investigation, the displaced residents who were not home at the time of the fire are being aided by the American Red Cross.