A house in Hanapepe sustained roughly $2,000 in damage to its roof from a fire that started in nearby brush.
Firefighters were dispatched shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday to an initial report of a brush fire along a hillside in Hanapepe valley. Units arrived to find the flames had spread to the roof of one-story house on Kane Road. A neighbor was attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.
The occupants were home at the time and were able to escape unharmed, fire officials said.
Assisted by water drops from the Kauai Fire Department’s Air 1 helicopter, firefighters quickly extinguished both blazes and cleared the scene at approximately 5:15 p.m.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.