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Fires destroys Hanamaulu Trading Company on Kauai

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 3:29 a.m. HST, Dec 15, 2012

Fire destroyed the Hanamaulu Trading Company on Kauai Friday afternoon, the Kauai Fire Department reported.

The business was fully engulfed in fire when firefighters arrived following the 3:19 p.m. alarm. The business is considered a total loss, the department said.

The building also contains the Hanamaulu Post Office and several other business.

The fire also damaged three adjacent buildings, the department said.

Firefighters deemed the fire to be under control by 4:28 p.m., but will remain on scene until the blaze is fully extinguished.

Hanamaulu Trading Company is at 3-4251 Kuhio Highway.

No injuries were reported.

Police have closed Kuhio Highway in Hanamaulu, between Hanamaulu Road and Laukona Street.

 Traffic was being diverted through the neighborhood but motorists are asked to avoid the area if at all possible and expect traffic delays.

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