HONOLULU (KHON2) — Kauai Fire Department (KFD) responded to a single-story structure that took over 12 hours to extinguish, resulting in damage estimated at $893,000.
Firefighters said they discovered the structure engulfed in flames at around 9:10 p.m. The building was located on Kihei Road in Wailua.
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KFD engaged in a defensive strategy until the fire was contained but firefighters stayed throughout the night to extinguish multiple flare-ups.
Firefighters remained at the scene until Thursday when the structure flared up in flames again at around 7:35 a.m.
The Department of Public Works helped move debris at around 9:45 a.m. Thursday and assisted with the final extinguishment.
KFD stated that one resident was displaced, but no injuries were reported.
Fire investigators and personnel cleared the scene at around 2 p.m.
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KFD said the structure is considered a total loss and the cause behind the fire is currently unknown due to extensive fire damage.