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Fire causes $3K damage to saddle-repair shed on Maui

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Maui firefighters extinguished a fire that caused $3,000 damage to a shed that housed a saddle-repair workshop on Awalau Road in Haiku early Monday.

Firefighters arrived at the fire scene at 12:36 a.m and found residents using garden hoses to control flames coming from the shed. Firefighters brought the fire under control within three minutes, and called it extinguished at 1:06 a.m.

Residents living at the front of the property were awakened by crackling and popping sounds coming from the fire, fire officials said. Damage to the contents of the 20-by-40 foot shed was estimated at $7,000.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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