Second Maui Home Fire Today: Aholo Road, Lahaina

March 29, 2012, 10:01 AM HST · Updated March 29, 3:17 PM
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By Wendy Osher

(Update: 2:03 p.m. 3/29/12.  Posted: 10:01 a.m. 3/29/12)

Maui firefighters responded to two home fires today on two different sides of the island.  The first fire was reported at 12:52 a.m. on Palani Street in Wailuku Heights; and the second was reported at 8:25 a.m. on Aholo Road in Lahaina.

In the latest incident, units arrived to find smoke showing from the second floor of a two-story wooden home, according to authorities.

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When firefighters made entry, they found a mattress on fire in a bedroom, and contained the fire to the room of origin, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

A total of six people live at the home, but all were out at the time of the fire, according to fire officials.

Crews responding to the scene included a ladder and engine company from Lahaina, an engine from Napili, and Battalion Chief 4.  FSO Mainaga said the blaze was contained at 8:41 a.m. and extinguished shortly after 9 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

Damages were estimated at $30,000 to the structure and $5,000 to its contents.

The cause of the fire was undetermined after an investigation, however, fire investigators ruled out arson.

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