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Fire damages cottage near Maui’s east coast

About one-third of a cottage was destroyed in a fire Tuesday morning in Nahiku, according to Maui County firefighters.

Shortly before 8 a.m. firefighters received a report of smoke at the cottage in upper Nahiku, a small community located near the 25-mile marker along the Hana Highway on Maui’s east coast.  

No one was in the cottage at the time of the incident, and no injuries were reported.

At the scene, firefighters spotted heavy smoke and flames in the one-story, two-bedroom cottage. The fire was contained to one of the bedrooms.  

Monetary damages to the structure and contents and cause of the fire are under investigation, according to the Maui County Fire Department. 

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