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Mahana Estates Fire Burns Garage Under Construction

July 17, 2017, 8:42 AM HST
* Updated July 17, 8:45 AM
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A fire in Kapalua on Friday morning, July 14, 2017, was confined to a garage that was under construction in the Mahana Estates development.

The incident was reported shortly after 6 a.m. and was contained within about 15 minutes.

Fire investigators say the cause was believed to have been the self-ignition of rags containing wood finishing products.

The fire spread from those rags to other contents of the garage, causing an estimated $30,000 in damage to the structure, and $20,000 in damage to its contents.

Three companies of firefighters from Nāpili and Lahaina and a battalion chief responded to this fire.

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