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Eight People Displaced by Kula Home Fire

August 16, 2016, 7:20 PM HST
* Updated August 16, 10:42 PM
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Kula structure fire. Photo courtesy: Cassandra Okimoto

Kula structure fire. Photo taken at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 courtesy: Cassandra Okimoto

UPDATE:  Eight people were displaced by a house fire in Kula on Tuesday evening.

Fire officials say the residents occupied the one-story dwelling used for housing farm workers, and all were at home when the fire was discovered.

Upcountry firefighters responded to the scene at Kamehameiki Road in Kula at 6:48 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.

Kula firefighters arrived at 6:52 p.m. to found the one-story residential structure fully engulfed in flames.

Initially, about 14 firefighters including a battalion chief from Kula, Makawao, and Kahului responded to the blaze. Two additional companies from Paia and Kahului also responded to the scene to assist.

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Fire officials say all occupants got out safely and no injuries were reported.

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The American Red Cross is assisting the families with their immediate needs.

Monetary loss figures will be released after the preliminary investigation is completed.

Fire investigators remained on scene into the evening, looking into what may have started the fire, while crews worked to wrap up mop up operations.

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Fire crews are responding to a report of a structure fire in the Kula area of Maui.

The incident was reported shortly before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 on Kamehameiki Road.

*Please check back for full details which will be posted when further information is released by department officials.

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