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Firefighters extinguish treehouse fire in Wainiha

HONOLULU (KHON2) - Kauai firefighters responded to a treehouse on fire in Wainiha Saturday afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

At approximately 4:40 p.m., Hanalei firefighters were notified of a structure on fire at a residence on Ala Eke Road in Wainiha. Once on scene, personnel discovered a treehouse was fully engulfed in flames, and an off-duty firefighter and lifeguard were attempting to contain the blaze using a garden hose.

Firefighters on scene, along with Air 1, contained the fire within minutes and it was deemed under control shortly after 5:20 p.m.

The fire was fully extinguished and the scene was cleared at approximately 7:20 p.m.

Personnel from the Fire Prevention Bureau, the on-duty battalion chief, and police also responded to this incident.

Fire inspectors estimate damage to the treehouse and its contents to be roughly $1,500.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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