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Coffee Maker Left On in Haiku Home Fire

January 6, 2012, 4:02 PM HST
* Updated January 6, 4:53 PM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

One person was injured and another was displaced following a home fire in Haiku on Maui today.

The fire was reported at 1:01 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012, at a home on Huna Wai Place.

Units from Engine 2, Engine 5, and Tanker 10 responded to the scene, and had the fire under control by 1:19 p.m.

The home was a 500-square-foot. single family dwelling where a mother and her son were living.  The Red Cross was activated to assist the woman who was displaced by the fire.

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A36-year-old man was also transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

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The fire was contained to the kitchen, and was determined to be accidental.  Fire Service Chief, Lee Mainaga said the fire was electrical and caused by a coffee maker that was left on.

Total damages were estimated at $30,000 to the structure, and $10,000 to the contents.

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