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Nāhiku Home Destroyed by Fire, Two People Displaced

April 3, 2017, 12:42 PM HST
* Updated April 3, 12:49 PM
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Nāhiku home fire, 4.1.17. PC: MFD.

A 55-year-old man and 53-year-old woman were displaced from their Nāhiku home during a fire over the weekend.

 

Hāna firefighters responded to the off of Hāna Highway in the Upper Nāhiku area of East Maui. The incident was reported at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Fire crews arrived at the one-story residence at 9:01 p.m. and found the 500 square foot home completely engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished at 10:25 p.m.

The cause of the fire was undetermined. The home was not connected to the power grid and did not have an electrical power source. Damages were set at $50,000 to the structure and $10,000 to contents.

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Neighboring residents called it in after seeing heavy black smoke in the area. The homeowner was not at home when the fire broke out and no injuries were reported.

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Seven dogs that were outside the home, also, were not injured.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family with their immediate needs.

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Volunteers from the American Red Cross responded on to a residential fire in the East Maui area of Nāhiku shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday night, April 1, 2017.

The fire destroyed the home and affected a single family.  No one was home at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.

The fire was extinguished shortly before 10:30 p.m.

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