Kīhei Cottage Fire Displaces Two Residents

July 27, 2014, 8:42 PM HST · Updated July 27, 8:47 PM
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MFD logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.

MFD logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A structure fire at a cottage in Kīhei on Sunday afternoon caused an estimated $70,000 in damage and displaced two residents, fire officials said.

The incident was reported at 4:13 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the residence located at 2138 Waimaka Street.

When firefighters from Kīhei and Wailea arrived on scene, they found a 600 square foot cottage in the back of the main home, approximately 25% involved in fire, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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According to department reports, the fire was brought under control at 4:35 p.m.

FS Chief Mainaga said the cause of the fire was undetermined, but deemed accidental, and caused $60,000 in damage to the structure, and $10,000 in damage to the contents.

Department officials say the two individuals displaced by the incident were being assisted by personnel from the American Red Cross.

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