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Fire causes $20K in damage

POIPU — A fire that broke out early Thursday morning in the maintenance building of The Point at Poipu resort caused an estimated $20,000 in damage.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters from the Koloa, Kalaheo and Lihue stations, along with the on-duty battalion chief, were dispatched about 2:40 a.m.

Koloa firefighters were first to arrive on the scene and were directed by a security guard toward the southwest side of the property, according to a county press release. Forcible entry was used to access the interior of the structure, where responders observed smoke and flames coming from the building’s maintenance room.

The fire was brought under control shortly before 3 a.m. Fire personnel extinguished all flames and ensured there was no fire extension in other areas of the structure.

A maintenance employee of the resort was called to the scene to ensure that all machinery was properly shut off.

Fire inspectors estimate damage to the structure and its contents to be roughly $20,000.

The cause of the fire appears to be accidental, the release said.
Source: The Garden Island

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