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Faulty light fixture blamed for fire at Lahaina home


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Quick action by a resident contained a fire in a garage under a 2-story home in Lahiana Friday evening.

Maui County firefighters responded to a report of smoke and flames coming from the home, but the son of the homeowner was able to put out the fire before crews arrived.

A Maui Fire Department spokesman said that a light fixture outside the garage caught fire and the fire started moving up the wooden walls and under a balcony above the garage.

A caretaker took the man’s mother out of the home, while the son extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher.

Damage was contained to the light fixture, wooden panels surrounding the light fixture and a wooden beam. No structural damage was found. Damage is estimated at $500.

The fire is considered accidental, caused by a faulty light fixture.

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