Five people were displaced and one tenant sustained a minor burn injury when a fire engulfed a Haiku home on Friday afternoon, according to the Maui Fire Department.
The fire was reported at 2:40 p.m. on Haiku Road. Crews arrived on scene and found a working structure fire that had fully engulfed a main dwelling, cottage and accessory structures, according to the Fire Department.
Three engine companies, along with rescue, hazmat and tanker crews from Kahului, worked to control the fire by about 4 p.m.
The Fire Department said that the Red Cross was assisting the displaced residents, and that the tenant who sustained a burn injury to the leg was in good condition.
Damage estimates were not available as of Friday afternoon. The cause is under investigation, the Fire Department said.
Two people, including a 5-year-old girl, were seriously injured when a vehicle struck a home in Kaimuki Friday morning, according to Emergency Medical Services.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Harding and 3rd avenues at about 7:20 a.m.
A white 2022 Toyota 4Runner was traveling west on Harding Avenue when it collided with a purple 2012 Toyota Scion that was turning right onto Harding Avenue from 3rd Avenue, according to Maj. Ben Moszkowicz of the Honolulu Police Department’s Traffic Division.
As a result of the collision, the Toyota 4Runner veered to the left across Harding Avenue and struck a home, causing exterior damage.
The home’s chain link fence as well as steps leading to the front door of the residence sustained damage. An iron handrail near the front door was also damaged.