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Kihei Structure Fire Ruled Accidental

October 21, 2012, 11:40 AM HST
* Updated October 21, 11:41 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Firefighters on Maui responded to an early morning fire at the Kai Makani condominium complex in Kihei.

The fire at 32 Kai Makani Loop, was reported at 12:36 a.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

When crews from Engine 6 arrived on scene, they found a small fire on the exterior of a unit being doused with a water hose by police and bystanders, authorities said.

The fire was contained to the exterior of the building and no residents were displaced, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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Damage was estimated at $1,000 and the cause was ruled accidental, said Mainaga.

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Other units responding to the scene included Engine 14 and Ladder 14.

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