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Early Morning Structure Fire Burns Garage of Olowalu Home

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A homeowner is safe after awaking early Friday morning to find a fire burning in the detached garage of their two-story Olowalu home.

The incident was reported at 4:20 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 at a home on Luawai Street.

Maui Fire Services Officer Edward Taomoto said the homeowner coincidentally woke up to use the restroom and saw the fire burning in the garage.

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According to Taomoto, the homeowner was able to knock down the flames with a garden hose before crews arrived on scene.  Upon arrival at 4:30 a.m., firefighters found the fire still smoldering and worked to completely extinguish the blaze.

According to Taomoto, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.  He said damages were estimated at $100,000 to the structure and $2,000 to its contents.

No injuries were reported.

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Units responding to the scene included an Engine, Ladder and Tanker unit from Lahaina, an engine from Kīhei, and a Battalion Chief.

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