Coffee Roaster Catches Fire in Kula Structure

January 24, 2012, 6:38 AM HST · Updated January 24, 6:39 AM

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Kula on Monday afternoon.  The fire was reported at 4:51 p.m. on January 23, 2012, at a structure on Piliwale Road.

Fire crews from the Kula Station arrived on scene to find a commercial coffee roaster on fire. The blaze was isolated primarily to the chimney which serves as the main heat exhaust for the roaster.

Firefighters from Engine-3 laddered the roof and utilized a hoseline to extinguish the fire from a chimney.  They were assisted by crews from Engine-5 in Makawao, Tanker-10 from Kahului, and Battalion Chief 2.


The fire was brought under control and extinguished by 5:30 p.m.

Damages and the exact cause are under investigation.


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