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Fire Burns Condo Unit at ‘Iao Parkside

July 10, 2012, 6:48 AM HST
* Updated July 10, 6:49 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A condo fire was reported at a unit located within the ‘Iao Parkside complex in Wailuku on Monday.

Crews were called to the scene at 8:10 a.m. to find a fire in the kitchen of a unit located at 71 Kopi Lane.

Fire officials say the blaze was contained to the room of origin, but displaced a family of five.  Authorities say the Red Cross was activated a mother and father, along with their 3 children who resided in the unit.

No one was home at the time of the incident, but crews evacuated residents from surrounding units during their response.

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Fire inspectors have since classified the incident as accidental, with the most probable cause being electrical.

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Authorities estimated damages at $15,000.

Fire officials say the fire was brought under control shortly after 8:30 a.m., and was extinguished shortly after 10 a.m.

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