Firefighters responded to a treehouse on fire in Wainiha Saturday afternoon. No injuries were reported, according to Kaua‘i County press release.
At approximately 4:40 p.m., Hanalei firefighters were notified of a structure on fire at a residence on Ala Eke Road, in Wainiha. Once on scene, personnel discovered a treehouse was fully engulfed in flames, and an off-duty firefighter and lifeguard were attempting to contain the blaze using a garden hose.
Firefighters on scene, along with Air 1, which assisted with water drops, contained the fire within minutes and it was deemed under control shortly after 5:20 p.m. The fire was fully extinguished and the scene was cleared at approximately 7:20 p.m.
Personnel from the Fire Prevention Bureau, the on-duty Battalion Chief, and police also responded to this incident. Fire inspectors estimate damages to the treehouse and its contents to be roughly $1,500.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.