A structure fire in Wainiha displaced five people earlier this week.
Kaua‘i Fire Department responded to a report of a two-story dwelling on Anahulu Street on fire at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday. When crews arrived on scene the home was engulfed in flames.
No residents were in the home at the time of the blaze. Fire personnel established a water supply via a fire hydrant and proceeded to extinguish the blaze.
Personnel from the Kaiākea and Hanalei fire stations, Rescue 3, Fire Prevention Bureau, the on-duty Battalion Chief, Kaua‘i Police Department, Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative, and American Medical Response responded to the incident.
Crews cleared the scene at approximately 5:20 p.m. No Injuries were reported. However, volunteers with the America Red Cross assisted the displaced individuals.
Damages are estimated at $300,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.