Balcony Fire at Kihei Condo Causes $12,000 Damage

October 15, 2015, 9:05 PM HST · Updated October 15, 9:05 PM
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MFD logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.

MFD logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui fire crews responded to a high-rise structure fire reported at 1:17 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at the Kihei Akahi condominium, located at 2531 South Kihei Road.

Fire crews responded to the incident after someone reported seeing the fire from the Maui Banyan condominium next door.

Wailea firefighters arrived at 1:23 p.m. and found that building occupants had already brought the fire under control using fire extinguishers found on the property.

“Fortunately, the fire was confined to the balcony of the sixth floor unit, and did not spread into the apartment,” said Maui Fire Services Officer Edward Taomoto.

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Damages were estimated at $10,000 to the structure and $2,000 to its contents.

Fire officials say the cause of the fire could not be determined. The occupant was not at home and no one was injured.

Crews from Wailea, Kihei, and Kahului responded to the fire.

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