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Lahaina Service Station Fire Results in $250,000 in Damage

Lahaina gas station fire. PC: Maui Fire Department.

A fire at the Texaco service station on Papalaua Street in West Maui early Sunday morning caused an estimated $250,000 in damage.

Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro said the fire appeared to have started near the storage container/shed to the rear of the station, which was heavily involved upon arrival.

Crews managed to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjacent two-story storage building.  Fire officials say crews made entry through the front of the service  station to extinguish the fire, which had spread from he exterior.

No one was injured or displaced by the fire, as both structures were commercial space.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The structure fire was reported at 12:58 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, and was brought under control at 2:22 a.m.  It was declared extinguished at 5 a.m. on Sunday.

Crews responding to the scene included: Engine 3, Ladder 3, Tanker 3, Engine 11, Battalion Chief 6, Hazmat 10 and Rescue 10.

The fire forced road closures and detours while crews battled the blaze.  Maui police rerouted traffic onto Front Street for the duration.   A portion of the Honoapiʻilani Highway was closed beginning at 1 a.m.; and all roads were reopened at 5:23 a.m.

Lahaina gas station fire. PC: Maui Fire Department.

Original source: https://mauinow.com/2020/06/01/lahaina-service-station-fire-results-in-250000-in-damage/

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