Kauai family displaced by house fire

Local News

A three-bedroom home on Akalei Street in Eleele was damaged by fire Tuesday morning, displacing a family of four.

A female occupant and a child were home when the fire started, and were able to safely exit the home without injuries. The two other residents were not home when the fire broke out.

Hanapepe firefighters were first on scene shortly after 10 a.m., and found flames coming from one of the bedrooms of the single-story house. The fire was brought under control within minutes and fully extinguished by approximately 10:30 a.m.

There was significant fire and smoke damage throughout the home. Fire inspectors estimate the fire caused roughly $300,000 in damages to the structure and its contents.

Volunteers with the American Red Cross are assisting the displaced family.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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