Fire damages structure at Maui coffee plantation

Maui Fire Department
Maui Fire Department

The Maui Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the MauiGrown Coffee baseyard in Lahaina on Monday.

The fire broke at about 4:30 a.m. in a small wooden shed used as a sleeping area for a property caretaker.

When firefighters arrived, they found the shed and a large pile of wood pallets fully engulfed.

The caretaker was off the property at the time of the fire.

Officials say the shed was completely destroyed as well as a canopy used to store coffee bags.

No injuries were reported.

Damage is estimated at $5,000.

The fire was classified as accidental.

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