Apopo Road fire possible arson

The Kaua‘i Police Department arrested the man who allegedly started the fire that destroyed a home on Apopo Road Saturday.

Kapa‘a resident Garret Alisna, 29, was charged with first-degree arson.

Extinguishing the blaze took 11 firefighters nearly two hours Saturday night.

The damage done to the four-bedroom wooden house and its contents, is worth an estimated $560,000, said county spokeswoman Mary Daubert.

According to a preliminary report, the fire originated in a bedroom on the backside of the house.

Witnesses told police they saw a man leaving the residence prior to the fire being reported.

No one was injured in the fire.

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