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2 Displaced After Fire Breaks Out in Kīhei High Rise

November 24, 2019, 1:23 PM HST
* Updated November 25, 7:23 AM
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Update: 11.24.2019 3:35 p.m. 

A fire that ignited in a Kīhei condominium on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24, displaced two occupants, Maui fire officials said.

No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze, which broke out on the 5th floor of the Kīhei Beach Resort at about 12:47 p.m.

Flames did not spread from the apartment, but did cause smoke damage to the unit above, where firefighters assisted one occupant out of the building.

Both lanes of South Kīhei Road, between North Kīhei Road and Uwapo Road, were closed for about two hours while fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze.

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Fire officials say the flames were under control in less than an hour after the incident was reported.

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The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Update: 11.24.2019 2:52 p.m. 

American Red Cross volunteers are providing assistance to those affected by a residential fire that was reported in Kīhei earlier this afternoon.

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The volunteers are meeting with impacted residents to fulfill their emergency needs for food, shelter, and clothing.

Red Cross officials say caseworkers will continue to follow up with those affected in the coming weeks to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance to help with the recovery process.

The Red Cross encourages all families to devise an evacuation plan with two different escape routes, as well as a strategy to connect with loved ones after a disaster.

Residents are also urged to prepare a disaster supplies kit that is readily available in a quick evacuation.

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More updates will be available as they develop.

Update: 11.24.2019 2:30 p.m. 

The road is now open.

More updates will be available as they develop.

Update: 11.24.2019 1:12 p.m. 

Both lanes on South Kīhei Road from North Kīhei Road to Uwapo Road are closed due to a structure fire, according to safety officials.

Emergency units are working to extinguish the blame.

More updates will be available as they develop.

Maui high-rise fire (11.24.19) at the Kīhei Beach Resort, 760 South Kīhei Road. Photo: Maui Fire Department.

Maui high-rise fire (11.24.19) at the Kīhei Beach Resort, 760 South Kīhei Road. Photo: Maui Fire Department.

Maui high-rise fire (11.24.19) at the Kīhei Beach Resort, 760 South Kīhei Road. Photo: Maui Fire Department.

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