The quiet still of a chilly Haiku night erupted in flames and sirens when Maui Fire Department crews from Pa’ia, Makawao and Kahului were called to a structure fire at 180 Kahiapo Place.
Upon arrival after the 3:42 a.m. report, fire crews discovered a two-story, single-family residential structure on fire. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the structure of origin, however the structure was a total loss. A second house on the property suffered some minor damage to its exterior.
There were three occupants and all of them were able to evacuate the house safely. They are being assisted by Red Cross at this time. The cause of the fire has been classified as accidental with fire damages estimated at $300,000. There were no injuries to report.