UPDATE: Haʻikū Home Fire Causes $130,000 in Damages

February 6, 2017, 7:08 AM HST · Updated February 6, 5:53 PM
Wendy Osher · 0 Comments


    A fire at a home on Aoku Place in Haʻikū caused an estimated $130,000 in damage on Monday morning, Feb. 6, 2017.

    Maui firefighters responded to the one-story residential structure fire at 6:31 a.m. with reports of neighbors hearing an explosion and seeing flames coming from the home.

    Pāʻia firefighters were on scene at 6:44 a.m. and arrived to find half of the home fully engulfed in flames. Crews had the fire extinguished at 7:47 a.m.


    No one was at home when crews arrived, and no injuries were reported. Maui Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto said a mixed breed pitbull was found hiding in a corner of the unburned part of the structure and was brought out unharmed.

    Damages to the attached ʻohana dwelling unit were estimated at $80,000 to the structure and $30,000 to contents. Two vehicles parked outside the home sustained about $20,000 in damages, according to department reports.

    The cause of the fire was undetermined. No information on the homes occupants are available at last report.

    A battalion chief and 13 firefighters from Pāʻia, Makawao, and Kahului responded to the fire.


    Maui fire crews are responding to a structure fire near the 1000 block of Haʻikū Road on Aoku Place. The incident was reported at around 6:31 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto.

    Residents in the area reported hearing a loud sound before firefighters arrived on scene. Firefighters began mop-up operations this morning. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    *Check back for updates, which will be posted as they become available. 

    MFD 02.06.17 Aoku Pl structure fire. PC: MFD.

    MFD 02.06.17 Aoku Pl structure fire. PC: MFD.

    Haʻikū structure fire. (2.6.17) Image credit: Nicolas Dramisino.

    Haʻikū structure fire. (2.6.17) Image credit: Nicolas Dramisino.

    Wendy Osher
    Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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