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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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.

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

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.

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

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