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Molokai Rental Home Sustains $125,000 in Damage

September 28, 2012, 9:40 AM HST
* Updated September 28, 12:57 PM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A fire at a two-bedroom home on Molokai last night, caused an estimated $125,000 in damage.

The structure was an unoccupied rental home located at 689 Onioni Drive in the Kawela Plantation 1 area, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

Fire officials say Engine 4 and Tanker 4 were dispatched to the scene at 10:23 p.m., and arrived to find the home full of smoke.

The fire was called under control at 11:23 p.m., and was extinguished at 12:21 a.m.

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Authorities say fire investigators from Maui are being sent to investigate the cause.   No injuries were reported, and no assistance was required from the Red Cross.

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Other units assisting with the firefighting efforts included the Maui Fire Department’s Engine 9 and Engine 12.

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