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Crews Respond to Overnight Residential Fire in Waiehu Heights

October 9, 2018, 6:18 AM HST
* Updated October 10, 5:43 AM
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Waiehu Heights house fire. (1:28 a.m. 10.9.18) PC: Christine Troyer


A home fire in Waiehu Heights on Tuesday morning destroyed the one-story structure and caused an estimated $260,000.  The fire was reported at 12:42 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at 857 West Kaena Place.

Fire officials say all individuals who were at the residence at the time of the fire, escaped without injury.  Two people who remained on scene were being assisted by Red Cross volunteers.

According to department reports, the home had no electricity, the yard was unkempt, and there were several derelict vehicles fronting the property.

Investigators were unable to gather sufficient and useful information to identify the cause of the fire.


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Maui fire crews responded to a house fire in the Waiehu Heights area of Wailuku overnight.


Maui Now is awaiting further details from the Maui fire officials. (Check back for updates, which will be posted as they become available).

Volunteers with the American Red Cross are also responding to the residential fire to assist affected residents with immediate needs.

Caseworkers will continue to follow up with anyone affected in the coming weeks to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance as needed to help with the recovery process.


The Red Cross encourages all families to make a disaster plan to include an evacuation plan with two different routes of escape, a communications plan to help families reconnect after disaster and a disaster supplies kit that is readily available to aid in a quick evacuation.

Information on developing a family plan is available to the public at, or a brochure can be requested by calling (808) 734-2101.

The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Contributions are accepted by check via mail to: American Red Cross of Hawaiʻi, J. Walter Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani Street, Rm. 3, Wailuku, HI 96793.  To make a secure online donation, visit or call: (808) 739-8109.

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