Kīhei Cottage Fire Displaces Two Residents
By Wendy Osher
A structure fire at a cottage in Kīhei on Sunday afternoon caused an estimated $70,000 in damage and displaced two residents, fire officials said.
The incident was reported at 4:13 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the residence located at 2138 Waimaka Street.
When firefighters from Kīhei and Wailea arrived on scene, they found a 600 square foot cottage in the back of the main home, approximately 25% involved in fire, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
According to department reports, the fire was brought under control at 4:35 p.m.
FS Chief Mainaga said the cause of the fire was undetermined, but deemed accidental, and caused $60,000 in damage to the structure, and $10,000 in damage to the contents.
Department officials say the two individuals displaced by the incident were being assisted by personnel from the American Red Cross.