$1,000 Damage Reported at Kahana Building Fire

March 28, 2012, 5:23 PM HST · Updated March 28, 10:04 PM

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A structure fire at the Pohailani Maui Resort in Kahana this afternoon resulted in limited damages to a third floor unit.

The fire was reported at 1:44 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

When firefighters arrived on scene at 1:52 p.m., smoke was seen coming from the corner of the patio of a third floor unit, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.


A female within the unit was aroused from a nap by neighbors pounding on her door, said Chief Mainaga.  No injuries were reported, but the fire resulted in total losses of $1,000.

Before firefighters arrived, a resident manager and Maui Police personnel had attempted to put out the blaze with fire extinguishers.

The fire was under control by 2:09 p.m., and extinguished at round 3 p.m.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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