Coffee Maker Left On in Haiku Home Fire

January 6, 2012, 4:02 PM HST · Updated January 6, 4:53 PM
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By Wendy Osher

One person was injured and another was displaced following a home fire in Haiku on Maui today.

The fire was reported at 1:01 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012, at a home on Huna Wai Place.

Units from Engine 2, Engine 5, and Tanker 10 responded to the scene, and had the fire under control by 1:19 p.m.

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The home was a 500-square-foot. single family dwelling where a mother and her son were living.  The Red Cross was activated to assist the woman who was displaced by the fire.

A36-year-old man was also transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The fire was contained to the kitchen, and was determined to be accidental.  Fire Service Chief, Lee Mainaga said the fire was electrical and caused by a coffee maker that was left on.

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Total damages were estimated at $30,000 to the structure, and $10,000 to the contents.

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