Firefighters Extinguish Wainiha Treehouse Fire

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Firefighters Extinguish Wainiha Treehouse Fire

A firefighter is seen here extinguishing a fire that burned a treehouse in Wainiha Saturday. Photo courtesy of Kaua‘i County

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.

 

By |2018-06-12T15:29:50+00:00June 13th, 2018|0 Comments

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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