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Kiln Sparks Fire at Pauwela Cannery

January 8, 2013, 7:47 AM HST
* Updated January 8, 10:10 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Maui firefighters responded to a kiln fire at the Pauwela Cannery in Haiku on Monday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 4:49 p.m., Jan. 7, at a business within the cannery on West Kuiaha Road.

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the fire started and was contained to a ceramics kiln located in a center unit.

According to authorities, the kiln was being used inappropriately to dry sections of bamboo stalks, and was left unattended.

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Paia Fire Captain Ben Bland said the fire had the potential to spread, and serves as a reminder to not use equipment for unintended purposes. He noted that it was fortunate the fire was discovered early by building manager and retired firefighter Peter Ohashi.

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No monetary damages or injuries were reported.

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