Kauai News

Fire at Transitional Housing Site in Kealaula Displaces 2 People

Posted January 18, 2022, 10:37 AM HST

Courtesy of Kauaʻi County

Firefighters extinguished a structure fire in Līhu‘e at the transitional housing site Kealaula at Pua loke on Monday, Jan. 17.

No injuries were reported. However, volunteers with the American Red Cross and personnel from Women in Need assisted the two individuals, who were relocated to another unit at the transitional housing site.

Firefighters responded to a report of a building fire in Līhu‘e at 8:30 p.m.

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

According to a preliminary report, fire personnel arrived on scene at approximately 8:40 p.m. and discovered smoke from the unit’s window. Shortly after, firefighters gained entry into the building and quickly extinguished the fire.

Firefighters cleared the scene at approximately 9:50 p.m.

Preliminary estimates of damages are $16,000. According to a preliminary report, the fire originated in the kitchen. However, the cause of ignition is under investigation.