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Fire burns homeless camp in Kahului

A fire in a homeless camp near the Kahului Union Church Monday morning was quickly doused by firefighters. LENIE LAWRENCE photo

About six shopping carts and miscellaneous items were burned in a fire in a homeless camp near the Kahului Union Church Monday morning, fire officials said.

The fire, which broke out around 5:45 a.m. at the corner of Lono and Kamehameha avenues, was about 25 feet away from the church, with no impacting exposures, fire officials said. Exposures are fires resulting from other fires outside a building, structure or vehicle, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

Engine 10 from Kahului “quickly knocked down and extinguished” the fire, the Maui Fire Department said in a news release.

The fire was declared extinguished at 6:04 a.m. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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