Second Maui Home Fire Today: Aholo Road, LahainaMarch 29, 2012, 10:01 AM HST · Updated March 29, 3:17 PM 0 Comments
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.
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.