Kauai structure fire causes $70,000 in damage

Kauai structure fire causes $70,000 damage
Kauai structure fire causes $70,000 damage(No courtesy)
Published: May. 21, 2023 at 9:17 AM HST|Updated: May. 22, 2023 at 4:32 AM HST
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KAPAA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai County firefighters responded to a structure fire early Saturday morning in Kapaa.

Officials say crews were called to the scene on Kuhio Highway at about 2:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, firefighters found neighbors attempting to use garden hoses to protect their property from the spreading flames, said officials.

Officials said a coconut tree also caught fire and a utility line was downed.

Authorities said the damage is estimated to be around $70,000.

The cause is under investigation.

This story may be updated.