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.