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3 people displaced after structure fire in Kalāheo

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Kalāheo structure fire on June 6, 2023, leaves three people displaced. (Photo courtesy: Kaua‘i Fire Department)

Three people were displacing following a structure fire at a Kalāheo residence on Friday night. No injuries were reported.

At approximately 8 p.m., Kaua‘i firefighters from the Kalāheo, Hanapēpē, Waimea, and Līhu‘e fire stations were dispatched to Pu‘uwai Road in Kalāheo, after receiving reports of a house on fire. The on-duty battalion chief and firefighters from the Fire Prevention Bureau also responded to the incident.

Firefighters arrived on scene and found a single-story residence fully engulfed in flames. No occupants of the residence were inside or around the scene.

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After establishing a water supply, the fire was brought under control and fully extinguished. Crews cleared the scene at approximately 11:30 p.m.

Fire inspectors estimate the damage to the structure and its contents to be roughly $500,000.

The owner and occupants of the property were not on scene; however, according to a preliminary report, officials believe there were three people who lived in the residence.

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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