Fire destroys Koke‘e cabin

KOKE‘E — A fire destroyed a 900-square-foot cabin on Makaha Ridge Road in Koke‘e Monday night and damaged a nearby cabin of the same size, county officials said Monday. Both cabins were unoccupied.

No one was injured in the fire, and no other structures were threatened. The cause of the fire is under investigation, a county news release states.

Damage to the ruined cabin and its contents are estimated at $125,000, while the other cabin sustained roughly $25,000 in damages.

Police Dispatch received a call about the fire at approximately 9:43 p.m. The caller reported that the cabin was totally engulfed by flames.

Engine 7, Truck 7, Rescue 3, Truck 3, Prevention 1 and 3, and BC1 responded to the alarm.

When the first-responders arrived on scene, they found that a nearby cabin was also involved in the fire.

The crews removed the roofing that had collapsed onto the fully engulfed cabin and then proceeded to extinguish the remaining fire, the release states.

The fire in the second cabin was contained to the living room, the release states.

The fire was deemed fully extinguished at 1:14 a.m.

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