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KAPA‘A — A fire in Kapa‘a displaced one resident early Monday morning, the county said in a press release.
No injuries were reported. However, volunteers with the America Red Cross assisted the displaced individual.
Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire to a one-story dwelling in Kapa‘a on Wailua Road around 12:55 a.m. Monday.
Personnel from the Kapa‘a, Kaiakea, and Lihu‘e fire stations; the Fire Prevention Bureau; the on-duty Battalion Chief; Kaua‘i Police Department; American Medical Response; Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative; and the American Red Cross responded.
According to a preliminary report, upon arrival, fire personnel discovered smoke exiting the windows of the building. The occupant of the one-story dwelling was home at the time of arrival. The origin of the fire is believed to be in the kitchen area. Fire personnel established a water supply via a fire hydrant and proceeded to extinguish the fire.
Firefighters cleared the scene around 2:20 a.m.
Damages are estimated at $75,000.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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