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Fire Burns Unoccupied Wooden Home in Haiku

October 22, 2012, 5:09 PM HST
* Updated October 23, 8:10 AM
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Haiku Structure Fire, 10/22/12, photo courtesy MFD.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 7:23 p.m. 10/22/12)

A structure fire in Haiku was called extinguished at 6:02 p.m.

The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to the structure, and $10,000 to its contents, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

The cause of the fire was undetermined after investigation, said Mainaga.

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(Posted: 4:37 p.m. 10/22/12)

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Maui firefighters on Maui are conducting mop-up operations at a home in Haiku.

The fire was first reported at 3:21 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2012 at a 2,000 square foot wooden structure located at 460 Haiku Road, authorities said.

When crews from Engine 2 out of Paia arrived on scene, they found the structure more than 50% involved, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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Authorities say no one was living in the home, and no one was displaced by the fire.

The fire was contained by 4:09 p.m., and crews remained on scene at 5 p.m. to conduct mop-up operations and conduct an investigation into the cause.

***We will post more information as it becomes available.

Haiku Structure Fire, 10/22/12, photo courtesy MFD.

Haiku Structure Fire, 10/22/12, photo courtesy MFD.

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