Shed at Maui Grown Coffee Destroyed in Fire

May 27, 2013, 8:25 PM HST · Updated May 28, 5:39 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A Memorial Day structure fire at the Maui Grown Coffee base yard caused $5,000 in damage to a wooden shed, fire officials said.

The fire was reported at 4:33 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the base yard located off of Keawe Street in Lahaina.

The 15- by 10-foot structure was used as a sleeping area for a property caretaker, who was not at the location when the fire occurred, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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According to FS Chief Mainaga, the structure and a large pile of wood pallets next to it was fully involved upon arrival by firefighters form the Lahaina and Nāpili stations.

The fire destroyed the shed and a canopy used to store coffee bags before it was brought under control at 4:55 a.m., officials said.

No injuries were reported and the fire was classified as accidental, said FS Chief Mainaga.

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