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Lahaina House Fire Causes $375,000 Damage

July 5, 2011, 11:00 AM HST
* Updated July 6, 9:12 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Kelawea Street house fire, photo courtesy MFD Fire Inspector James Blando.

A house fire in Lahaina yesterday caused an estimated $375,000 in damage.  The fire was first reported by the home owner at 6:20 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 852 Kelawea Street in West Maui.

When firefighters from Engine 3 arrived on the scene, they found the single-family residence fully involved.   One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion and eight homes were evacuated during the incident.

The evacuations were made as a precaution when firefighters found a 124-gallon propane tank on the property.  Authorities issued an all clear on the propane at 11 p.m., and the fire was declared extinguished at 12:36 a.m.

Fire inspectors say the preliminary cause of the blaze is believed to be electrical.

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Assisting Engine 3 in fighting the blaze were Ladder 3, Tanker 3, Engine 11, Mini 11, Hazmat 10, Health and Safety and Battalion Chief 6.

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*** Supporting information courtesy County of Maui and Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety.

Kelawea Street house fire, photo courtesy MFD Fire Inspector James Blando.

 

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