Makawao structure fire displaces 2

Two people were displaced by a fire Wednesday morning at a structure on Olinda Road in Makawao, the Maui Fire Department reported.

Makawao and Kula engine companies and a Kahului hazmat company responded to the 6:25 a.m. alarm, with crews arriving to find a 750-square-foot structure engulfed in flames, according to the Fire Department.

The fire was brought under control at 7:30 a.m. and extinguished at 8:30 a.m.

Damage was estimated at $50,000 to the structure, which was about 90 percent destroyed, and $10,000 to its contents.

The cause was under investigation, the Fire Department reported.

The American Red Cross was called to assist the occupants.


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