Maui fire investigators are trying to determine the origin of an early morning fire Thursday that caused $20,000 worth of damage and destroyed an open pavilion at the Kealia Wildlife Refuge on the island’s southern coast.
Fire crews from Kihei and Kahului responded to the 2:26 a.m. alarm. The fire at the pavilion, built with timber and recycled plastic planks, was brought under control by 3 a.m. and extinguished at 3:30 a.m.. The structure was unoccupied.
The refuge is located between Kīhei and Maalaea.