UPDATE: Kailana Street Fire, Paukukalo
By Wendy Osher
A fire at a home in Paukukalo displaced six Maui residents overnight.
The incident was reported at 8:37 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at a two-story house located at 590 Kailana Street.
When firefighters from Engine-1 out of Wailuku arrived on scene at 8:46 p.m., they found the home 25% involved in flames coming from the second floor, said Maui Fire Captain Kris Sakamoto.
According to the home owner, one man was in the home sleeping when the fire started, but his wife was able to wake him up and escape the fire without injury, Capt. Sakamoto said.
In addition to Wailuku firefighters, crews from Engine-10, Rescue-10, and Hazmat-10 were also dispatched to the scene, and extinguished the fire by 9:29 p.m.
Fire officials say the six residents of the home refused help from the Red Cross and will be staying with relatives instead.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
(Posted: Friday, Jan. 3, 2014)
Maui firefighters are responding to a report of a structure fire on Kailana Street in Paukukalo.
The incident was reported at around 8:42 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
Initial reports indicate that there are no known injuries.
The fire is the second home fire reported on Maui today. A separate fire on Kanani Road in Kīhei took the life of a 77-year-old woman.
That incident was reported at around 5:44 a.m. Fire officials say that although the cause was undetermined, it appeared to be accidental in nature.
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