Elderly man who died following Maui condo fire identified

Maui Fire Department

An elderly Maui man who died after being pulled from his burning condominium unit has been identified.

The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim as 84-year-old Jurgen Vahrenkamp of Lahaina.

The fire broke late Wednesday night in the Kaanapali Royal Condominiums.

Vahrenkamp was medevaced to Oahu and passed away in the hospital Saturday night.

The Medical Examiner’s office says the cause of death was multi-system organ failure due to complications of thermal burns and smoke inhalation.

Officials say the fire appears to have been an accident.

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