Blaze destroys Kapa‘a home

It took 11 firefighters nearly two hours to extinguish a Kapa‘a house fire that began late Saturday night.

The four-bedroom wooden house, located on Apopo Road, was nearly demolished in the blaze, said Mary Daubert, county spokeswoman. The once 1,800-square-foot house still has a few walls standing.

“The house is totally gutted,” Daubert said.

Firefighters from the Kapa‘a and Lihu‘e fire stations were called out at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. They arrived nine minutes later. The firefighters had control of the fire within 20 minutes, and extinguished it by 2:07 a.m., Daubert said.

At press time, the cause of the fire was under investigation and the estimated damages were not yet known.

No one was injured in the incident.

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