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Cause of Kauai’s Hanalei Colony Resort fire undetermined

  • COURTESY KAUAI FIRE DEPARTMENT

    Kauai Fire Department crews responded to a fire Friday night at Hanalei Colony Resort.

  • COURTESY KAUAI FIRE DEPARTMENT

    Kauai Fire Department crews responded to a fire Friday night at Hanalei Colony Resort.

  • COURTESY KAUAI FIRE DEPARTMENT

    Kauai Fire Department crews responded to a fire Friday night at Hanalei Colony Resort.

Kauai Fire Department crews responded to a single-story building fire at the vacant Hanalei Colony Resort in Wainiha Friday night.

An on-duty battalion chief and personnel from Hanalei, Kaiakea, Kapaa and Lihue fire stations responded to the scene on Friday, according to a news release.

Firefighters arrived shortly before 8 p.m. and discovered the Hanalei Colony Resort “fully engulfed in flames.” The fire was extinguished at 9:30 p.m. Fire crews left the scene this morning at 12:30 a.m., while some firefighters stayed behind to monitor the situation and extinguish any hot spots from the smoldering debris, according to the statement.

No injuries were reported. The cost of structure damage has yet to be determined.

Hanalei Colony Resort remained vacant after closing indefinitely as a result of the heavy floods and landslides that ravaged parts of Oahu and Kauai in mid-April.

“The Wainiha-Haena community has faced one challenge after another in the past few months, especially General Manager Laura Richards and her team at the Hanalei Colony Resort,” Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. said in a written statement.

“The colony has been providing flood support since day one, including housing teams of first responders and volunteers. And now they need our support. Our hearts are with them all.”

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

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