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Firefighters investigate $200,000 house fire in Lihue

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 5:43 p.m. HST, Oct 19, 2012

Kauai fire investigators were trying to determine what the started a fire that caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to a house and its contents Thursday night in the Pua Loke subdivision in Lihue.

No one was hurt.

Firefighters received a 9:30 pm. alarm that a three-bedroom, single-story home on Iliahi Street was burning. Crews from the Lihue, Kapaa and Kalaheo fire stations responded and had the fire under control by 9:45 p.m. It was fully extinguished by 11 p.m.

No other structures were threatened, despite the fire’s proximity to nearby homes.

The Americn Red Cross is helping the family displaced by the fire.

For information on fire safety, call the Kauai Fire Prevention Bureau at 241-4985.

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