KAPAA, HAWAII (KHON2) — On Kauaʻi, a Pop Warner storage shed and the football equipment inside were destroyed in a fire.
The fire happened shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31 at the Bryan Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapaʻa.
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Officials said the shed belongs to the Kauaʻi Pop Warner Football League and was used to store youth football equipment.
The structure is considered a total loss, and damage to the shed and its contents is estimated at $200,000.
Thousands of dollars of youth sporting equipment went up in flames.
A shed, belonging to the Kauai Pop Warner Football League, caught fire at the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex shortly after 3:30 a.m.
“Just breaks your heart when you got to go out there and you realize everyone has to work twice as hard to raise money for new equipment,” said Teddy Arroyo with the Kauai Pop Warner Football League.
Officials say the shed, filled with uniforms, helmets, and equipment, is a total loss. Damage is estimated at about $200,000.
Arroyo said the non-profit will do its best to raise enough money for new equipment before the upcoming season.
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“Hawaiʻi always comes together when situations happen like this. The community always comes together.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation.