Early morning fire in Haiku consumes structure

At approximately 3:42 this morning, Maui Fire crews from Paia, Makawao, and Kahului were dispatched to 180 Kahiapo Place, Haiku to the report of a structure fire in progress. Upon arrival, fire crews discovered a two-story, single-family residential structure on fire. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the structure of origin, however the structure was a total loss. A second house on the property suffered some minor damage to its exterior. There were 3 occupants and all of them were able to evacuate the house safely. They are being assisted by Red Cross at this time. The cause of the fire has been classified as accidental with fire damages estimated as follows:
– $180,000 to the main structure
– $5000 to its contents
– $1500 for the damage on the exterior of the adjacent structure.

There were no injuries to report.

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