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Firefighters extinguish fire in Lahaina Safeway exhaust vent

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 6:22 p.m. HST, Jun 1, 2013

Maui firefighters extinguished a fire in the exhaust vent of the Lahaina Safeway Bakery this morning.

Firefighters called to the scene at 8:22 a.m. observed smoke coming from the bakery’s exhaust vent system.

No flames were visible in the bakery, but firefighters discovered a smoldering fire in the exhaust vent above the oven.

Store personnel and customers were evacuated and firefighters extinguished the fire by 9:28 a.m.

The fire was contained within the vent and no damage or injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is considered accidental, blamed on grease buildup catching fire because of the heat from the oven.

Customers and workers were allowed back into the store after the fire was extinguished.

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