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Fire Burns Un-Permitted Structure in Olowalu

December 29, 2013, 8:49 AM HST
* Updated December 30, 9:46 AM
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MFD logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.

MFD logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A fire on Saturday burned an unpermitted single-story structure located mauka of the Honoapiʻilani Highway in Olowalu.

The incident was reported by a passing motorist at 11:41 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, near mile post 16, about 200 yards on the mountain side of the highway, on land owned by West Maui Land Company.

Firefighters arrived on scene at 11:56 a.m. to find the small 20-by-20-foot structure fully involved in flames, said Maui Fire Capt. Paul Haʻake.

No one was in the structure at the time of the incident, and no injuries were reported.

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The fire was contained to the building of origin, and was brought under control in approximately 10 minutes, according to department reports.

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The cause of the fire was undetermined, said Capt. Haʻake.

Lahaina fire crews from Engine 3, Ladder 3, and Tanker 3, responded to the scene, along with Engine 1 from Wailuku, fire officials said.

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