Overloaded Circuit Sparks Waiehu Home Fire

January 30, 2013, 8:14 AM HST · Updated January 30, 9:20 AM

File photo, by Wendy Osher.

File photo, by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Fire officials determined that an overloaded circuit was the cause of a home fire in Waiehu on Tuesday night.

Fire crews from Wailuku and Kahului were dispatched at 9:01 p.m. to the home located at 606 Kaae Road.

The fire was contained to a single room and caused an estimated $1,000 in damage before it was extinguished at 10:32 p.m, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.


Fire personnel arrived on scene to find neighbors utilizing a garden hose to douse the fire. Fire crews continued extinguishment and ventilated the home upon arrival.

No injuries were reported.


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