Fire destroys Ho’olehua home

A Sunday fire destroyed this Ho'olehua house, causing $170,000 of damage.

A nine-person Ho’olehua family is now homeless since a fire destroyed their 700 square-foot house on Sunday evening.

Just before 5 p.m. firefighters were called to the home located behind the women’s shelter and near Molokai High School. The structure on Lihi Pali Avenue was “totally involved” before firefighters got in under control by 5:06 p.m. and fully extinguished by 7:35 p.m.

Damage to the structure was estimated at $150,000 and $20,000 to the contents. It was reported by the Maui County Fire Department that no one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries.

The family of three adults and six children received aid from the American Red Cross.

Community donations are being received by the family. At this time the family preferred to not be named. Other donations can be made through Kualapu’u Elementary School, see the school counselor Geneva Castro.


One Response

  1. Sorry for the loss. Fortunately noone was badly injured. I hope this big family will receive help to rebuilt their home. You could post an account number for help. I am sure some people from other countries would be interested in transfering some help to those people. Thank you for the news, although it would be better you wouldn’t have the chance to write it. But so is this life. I hope everything finishes well in the end. Keep it up!

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