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Waimea Structure Fire Displaces 4 Residents

Posted September 5, 2020, 1:06 PM HST

Courtesy of Kaua’i Fire Department

A fire in Waimea displaced four residents early Saturday morning.

No Injuries were reported. However, volunteers with the America Red Cross assisted the displaced individuals.

Kaua‘i Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire to a one-story dwelling in Waimea on Alawai Road at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Saturday. When crews arrived on firefighters discovered the dwelling fully engulfed in flames. The occupants of the residence were home at the time.

The fire was contained at approximately 2:40 a.m. Once contained, KIUC personnel proceeded to shut off power to the dwelling. Fire personnel proceeded to methodically extinguish any remaining hotspots.

Damages are estimated at $400,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Personnel from the Waimea, Hanapēpē, Kalāheo, and Līhu‘e fire stations; Rescue 3; the Fire Prevention Bureau; the on-duty Battalion Chief; Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative; Kaua‘i Police Department; and the American Red Cross responded to the incident.