Fire at Hotel Molokai Burns Kitchen/Laundry Building

June 19, 2012, 7:05 AM HST · Updated June 19, 7:06 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Firefighters were dispatched today to an early morning fire at a small wooden building on the grounds of Hotel Molokai.

When crews arrived on scene, they found the bottom floor of a 75- by 50-foot two-story structure about 75% engulfed, fire officials said.

The structure, authorities said, housed the hotel kitchen, laundry, and storage.

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The incident was reported at 3:22 a.m. and the fire was called under control at 5:40 a.m.

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said major damage was reported to the entire structure.

Among the crews that responded to the scene were firefighters from Engine 4, Engine 9 and Engine 12.

No injuries reported and the cause is undetermined pending further investigation.

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