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VIDEO: New Year’s Eve Fire Destroys Kahului Home

December 31, 2012, 10:07 PM HST
* Updated January 2, 6:08 AM
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[flashvideo file=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HksFnUCROc /] By Wendy Osher

(Posted: 12:36 p.m. 1/1/13)

A 600 square foot cottage was destroyed by fire in Kahului on New Years Eve.

The Maui Fire Department’s Engine-10, Hazmat-10, and Rescue-10 were dispatched to 51 Kono Place in Kahului at 9:34 p.m. on December 31, 2012.

Engine-10, which was first on scene, found the cottage fully engulfed with flames.

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Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said an adjacent structure was also found with flames and smoke coming off its roof top.

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The cottage and its contents were completely destroyed with damages estimated at $152,000. The damage to the adjacent structure, Mainaga said, was contained to one section of the home, with damages estimated at $25,000.

Authorities said residents of the cottage were displaced and left the scene. Their status was unknown at last report.

The adjacent structure was under construction and was not occupied.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Kahului house fire New Year’s 2013 photo by Wendy Osher.

(Posted: 9:45 p.m. 12/31/12)

A Kahului home was destroyed by fire during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Central Maui.

The fire was reported at around 9:45 p.m. on Kono Place in Kahului.

Fire crews remained on scene at around 10 p.m.

Details are pending release and will be posted when they become available.

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