Fire Causes $600,000 Damage to Kapalua Restaurant

March 28, 2013, 6:46 AM HST · Updated March 28, 9:08 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A fire at the Plantation House Restaurant in Kapalua Wednesday night, March 27, caused an estimated $600,000 in damage, fire officials said.

The structure fire was reported at 9 p.m. at the restaurant located on Plantation Club Drive.

When fire crews arrived on scene, they found a 5-foot by 5-foot section of the roof on fire at the clubhouse, and also fire in the attic area, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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According to Mainaga, the restaurant was still open for business when the fire occurred, and guests and employees were evacuated.

The fire was called under control at 10:30 p.m., and extinguished at 1 a.m. this morning.

Chief Mainaga estimated damages to the structure at $500,000, and damage to the building’s contents at $100,000.

Units responding to the scene included fire crews from Napili, Lahaina, and Kahului.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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