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Dryer Fire at Mental Health Kōkua Facility

January 8, 2018, 6:11 AM HST
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A dryer fire at the Mental Health Kōkua Facility in Wailuku caused an estimated $12,000 in damage on Saturday morning, Jan. 6, 2018. The incident was reported at around 11:20 a.m. at the facility located at 133 North Market Street.

Fire crews from the Wailuku Station arrived on scene at 11:27 a.m. to find the fire within a washroom on the first floor of the two-story building.

Fire officials classified the fire as accidental and say it originated within the dryer portion of a stand-up washer/dryer appliance.

Seven individuals were evacuated safely and the facility was able to continue operations after the fire was extinguished.

No injuries were reported.

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Firefighters from Wailuku (Engine 1), Kahului (Rescue 10), and Kihei (Engine 6) responded to the incident.

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