Firefighters extinguish structure fires in Hanapepe

HANAPEPE — Firefighters extinguished two structures on fire Wednesday night in Hanapepe.

No injuries were reported.

About 7:20 p.m., Hanapepe firefighters were dispatched to a shed on fire on Awawa Road, a county press release said. Firefighters found the unoccupied structure fully engulfed in flames, along with a nearby structure partially on fire.

Firefighters from the Waimea, Kalaheo and Lihue fire stations, along with the on-duty battalion chief, also responded.

Firefighters contained the fires about 8 p.m., and the structures were fully extinguished about 9:45 p.m.

Fire inspectors estimate damages to the structure to be roughly $50,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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