Cause of Coco Palms fire ‘undetermined,’ investigation ongoing

Coco Palms Resort (Photo: Mike Laureta)

Officials have classified the cause of a fire that tore through Coco Palms Resort on July 4 as “undetermined.”

The fire caused approximately $600,000 in damage to the property and took nearly two days to fully extinguish. No injuries were reported.

The main lobby and adjoining offices of the resort were totally destroyed and the breezeway of a connecting building was badly burned, officials say.

However, officials say the investigation remains ongoing and the “undetermined” classification is subject to change as new details emerge.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police dispatch at 241-4711, and anonymous tipsters can call CrimeStoppers at 241-1887.

The resort had been closed since it was devastated by Hurricane Iniki in 1992.

A revitalization of the 363-room hotel is scheduled to begin in early 2015 and, following a two-year reconstruction period, is expected to reopen.

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