Fire destroys Maui home near Piilani Highway

Updated: Feb. 24, 2018 at 4:52 PM HST
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MAUI COUNTY (HawaiiNewsNow) - A fire in Kanaio caused significant damage to a Maui home Saturday morning.

Residents and passerby contacted first responders about the fire and Upcountry Firefighters made it to the scene at 6:03 a.m.

By the time Kula firefighters made it to the home at 6:34 a.m., the one story building was almost completely burned to the ground. By this time, the roof had collapsed and only a few structural pieces remained.

Three fire companies, a water tanker and battalion chiefs from Kula, Makawao, and Kahului responded to the fire.

Fire crews had to use an off-road mini pumper truck through a road with rough terrain to reach the 900-foot home a quarter-mile from the Piilani Highway.

The fire was successfully contained at 7:39 a.m. and completely extinguished by 10:11 a.m. The house was vacant, there were no injuries, and firefighters have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

Damage to the structure and its contents was an estimated $195,000.

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