Fireworks Suspected as Cause in Early Morning Structure Fire
Firework activity is suspected to be the cause of an early morning structure fire in Po‘ipū.
Kōloa firefighters were dispatched to the incident on Pe‘e Road at approximately 1:15 a.m. When they arrived on scene, they found a 20-square-foot shed and two vehicles on fire. Firefighters were able to quickly gain control of the blaze and extinguish the flames.
Firefighters from the Kalāheo and Līhu‘e fire stations also responded to the scene, along with the on-duty battalion chief.
Fire inspectors estimate the damage to the structure, vehicles, and its contents to be approximately $45,000. There was also fire damage reported to the main residence.
A preliminary investigation reveals the fire was apparently caused by firework activity. The investigation remains ongoing.