UPDATE: Fire in Industrial Lot Next to Kahului Foodland

June 19, 2014, 9:44 AM HST · Updated June 19, 2:52 PM
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A fire was reported in the industrial lot next to the Foodland store in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

A fire was reported in the industrial lot next to the Foodland store in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 10:50 a.m. 6/19/2014)

Maui firefighters responded to a fire reported at 9:14 a.m. at a construction site located at 120 Kane Street in Kahului.

Upon arrival at 9:20 a.m., firefighters found about 3,000 square feet of construction material on fire with an office trailer being exposed to the fire, said Maui Fire Captain Kris Sakamoto.

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The fire was located next to the Foodland supermarket in Kahului on property of the old Maui Land and Pine Cannery near the HFM construction business.

A 35-year-old construction worker was injured while attempting to control the fire before crews arrived on scene and was treated for shortness of breath due to smoke inhalation, said Capt. Sakamoto.

A fire was reported in the industrial lot next to the Foodland store in Kahului. Photo by Jack Dugan.

A fire was reported in the industrial lot next to the Foodland store in Kahului. Photo by Jack Dugan.

The fire also resulted in the temporary closure of Kane Street from Kamehameha Avenue to the entrance of Foodland.

Damages caused by the fire were estimated at $210,000 to the building materials and office trailer, said Capt. Sakamoto.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to Maui fire officials.

The fire was brought under control at 10 a.m., and was extinguished at 11:30 a.m.

Units responding to the scene included Rescue 10 and Hazmat 10 and Engine 10 out of Kahului.

A fire was reported in the industrial lot next to the Foodland store in Kahului. Photo by Jack Dugan.

A fire was reported in the industrial lot next to the Foodland store in Kahului. Photo by Jack Dugan.

(Original post: 9:25 a.m. 6/19/2014)

Maui firefighters are responding to a fire reported at the HFM construction site in the industrial lot next to the Foodland grocery store on Kane Street in Kahului.

The fire was burning a stack of wooden pallets and sending black smoke in the air that could be seen from various parts of Central Maui.

Crews on scene appeared to have a handle on the fire and were working to extinguish the blaze at last report.

Maui Police temporarily closed portions of Kane Street and West Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului due to the incident.

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