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Fire Causes $30,000 in Damage to Wailea Ekolu Home

March 15, 2014, 3:04 PM HST
* Updated March 15, 3:06 PM
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Photo by Wendy Osher.

Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A two-story home in Wailea sustained $30,000 in damage from a fire reported on Friday afternoon, March 14, 2014.

Firefighters were dispatched to the home located at 3849 Wailea Ekolu Place at around 12:23 p.m., according to department reports.

When units from Engine-14 out of Wailea arrived on scene, they found smoke showing.  They made access to the home through an open side door into a laundry room where flames were observed rolling over the ceiling and cabinets, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

The fire was brought under control by 12:37 p.m., and extinguished by 3:47 p.m., fire officials said.

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No injuries were reported and no there was no one living in the home, according to department officials.

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FS Chief Mainaga said the cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation.

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