Trailer Home Destroyed by Fire in Launiupoko
By Wendy Osher
A fire on Wednesday afternoon caused extensive damage to a trailer home on Kai Hele Kū Street in the Launiupoko area of West Maui.
The incident was reported at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Fire officials say the 10- by 40-foot trailer home was fully engulfed in flames when a ladder and engine crew from Lahaina arrived on scene.
The fire resulted in a $10,000 in damage to the structure and $30,000 in damage to its contents, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
The fire was brought under control at 4:03 p.m., and extinguished by 4:40 p.m., according to department reports.
Fire officials say no one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The lone occupant of the trailer declined assistance from the Red Cross.