Fire destroys home in Kalaheo


Fire claimed a home on Kauai Thursday afternoon.

It broke out at around 1:45 p.m. along Kaumualii Highway in Kalaheo.

Firefighters arrived to find a two-story building fully engulfed in heavy smoke and flames.

Officials say a female occupant was home at the time, but escaped unharmed.

The fire was extinguished shortly after 2:45 p.m. The home is considered a total loss.

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

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Kaumualii Highway was closed between Kuli and Lauoho roads as crews fought the fire.

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