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Elderly Woman Safe After Wailuku Home Fire

January 28, 2013, 7:53 AM HST
* Updated January 28, 7:55 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A home fire in Wailuku resulted in $5,000 in damage on Saturday morning.

Maui Fire officials say the cause was ruled undetermined, but was most likely accidental due to improper discard of smoking materials.

The fire at 401 Palani Place in Wailuku Heights was reported shortly before 11 a.m. by a passerby who assisted with the evacuation of an elderly woman from the home, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

The individual then brought the fire under control with water from a garden hose, according to Chief Mainaga.


Crews from Engine 1 in Wailuku completed firefighting efforts, extinguishing the fire by 11:07 a.m.


A 20-foot by 10-foot exterior section of a wall at the backside of the residence was reportedly damaged by the fire.

There were no injuries reported.

Other units assisting with the firefighting efforts included Engine 10 and Rescue 10 from Kahului.

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