Fire causes $300,000 damage to Kauai townhomes
A fire early this morning resulted in minor injuries to a 56-year-old man and damage to three 750-square-foot townhomes in Puhi, Kaua'i.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
The fire started in a second-floor unit of Halenani Village fronting Hanalima Road at around 12:26 am. Two women and a 56-year-old man who live in the unit fled to an adjacent townhome, where neighbors had set up a ladder and helped them climb down.
The man was taken to Wilcox Hospital, treated for burns on his left arm and released later this morning. The women were unharmed.
Engine 3, Rescue 3, Engine 5, Battalion Chief 1 and Prevention 2 and 3 responded to the fire.
The fire was deemed under control at 1 am and extinguished at 2:57 am.
According to a preliminary report, the townhome where the fire originated was heavily damaged and an adjacent unit was partially damaged, while the unit below received water and heat damage.
The fire also caused extensive damage to the exterior of the building.
Officials estimated total damage to the units and their contents at $300,000.