KIHEI – At 1:17 p.m. Thursday afternoon, fire crews responded to a high-rise structure fire at the Kihei Akahi condominium, at 2531 South Kihei Road, after someone reported seeing the fire from the Maui Banyan condominium next door.
Wailea firefighters arrived at 1:23 p.m. and found that building occupants had already brought the fire under control using fire extinguishers found on property. Fortunately, the fire was confined to the lanai of the sixth floor unit, and did not spread into the apartment.
Damages were estimated at $10,000 to the structure and $2,000 to contents. Cause of the fire on the balcony could not be determined. The occupant was not at home and no one was injured.
Crews from Wailea, Kihei, and Kahului responded to the fire.