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Man Suffers Burns in Kahului Structure Fire

February 26, 2012, 9:34 PM HST
* Updated February 27, 4:16 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

(Update: 4:15 p.m. 2/27/12)

A fire that left one man injured on Sunday evening, caused an estimated $250,000 in damage.

Fire officials say damages to the structure were estimated at $200,000; while damage to the contents of the South Kamehameha Avenue cottage were estimated at $50,000.

The cause of the fire is undetermined after an investigation, said officials with the Maui Fire Department.

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(Posted: 9:15 p.m. 2/26/12)

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A man in his 30’s is in stable condition tonight after suffering burns during a structure fire in Kahului Sunday night, February 26, 2012, authorities said.

The individual was transported by Medic-1 from the scene with burns to his left arm, left leg, and some facial injuries, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga, who noted the injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

The fire was first reported at 7:38 p.m. at a 750 square-foot cottage located at the back of a residence at 502 South Kamehameha Avenue.

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Crews arrived to find the cottage fully engulfed, said fire officials.

The blaze was under control at 7:59 p.m., and extinguished at 8:16 p.m.

Among the crews responding to the scene included the Maui Fire Department’s Engine-1, Engine-10, Tanker-10, Rescue-10, Hazmat-10, and Battalion Chief 2; Medic-1; and police units.

An inspector from the fire prevention division is on scene and conducting an investigation into the cause.
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