Two Elderly Residents Displaced, Pet Dogs Lost in Haʻikū Fire
Two elderly residents were displaced by a morning house fire in Haʻikū.
The incident was reported at 6:21 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 at 1444 West Kuiaha Road.
Fire crews arrived on scene to find the home fully involved in fire. Both residents had already made it out of the home before fire crews arrived.
Fire officials say the two residents were transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center by medics for evaluation. A firefighter was also transported to the hospital for treatment of an ankle injury. Fire officials say the residents lost multiple pet dogs in the fire.
Red Cross is currently assisting the displaced individuals.
Units responding to the scene included: Engine 2, Engine 5, Engine 10, Rescue 10, Hazmat 10, Tanker 10 and Battalion Chief 3.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and crews remain on scene for overhauling efforts.
Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro said it appears that both the structure and contents were completely destroyed as a result of the fire. Dollar estimates on damage are not available at this time.