Firefighters extinguish treehouse fire

  • Photo courtesy County of Kauai

    A county firefighter sprays water at a treehouse fire in Wainiha on Saturday.

WAINIHA — Firefighters responded to a treehouse on fire in Wainiha Saturday afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

About 40 p.m., Hanalei firefighters were notified of a structure on fire at a residence on Ala Eke Road, in Wainiha. Once on scene, personnel discovered a treehouse was fully engulfed in flames, and an off-duty firefighter and lifeguard were attempting to contain the blaze using a garden hose.

Firefighters on scene, along with Air 1 which assisted with water drops, contained the fire within minutes and it was deemed under control shortly after 5:20 p.m.

The fire was fully extinguished and the scene was cleared about 7:20 p.m.

Fire inspectors estimate damages to the treehouse and its contents to be roughly $1,500.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  1. Joe Public June 14, 2018 10:35 am Reply

    Do the Fire Inspectors ever determine the cause of a fire? What are their purpose if they never solve the cause of the fire or bring the culprit to justice?

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