Kauai brush fire burns houses, causes evacuation

Kauai brush fire burns houses, causes evacuation

19 August 2011

published by www.kpua.net

USA — A brush fire on Kauai has destroyed at least two homes, damaged several others and caused the evacuation of nearly 100 residents.

The Garden Island reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/qqitRa ) the fire started near a road in Koloa, and high winds made it quickly grow.

One home and a smaller guest cottage burned to the ground Wednesday. At least three other homes had some fire damage.

Kauai County said in a statement that no human injuries were reported, but at least two dogs died.

The fire started early Wednesday afternoon, and the Kauai Fire Department said it was under control by 5:30 p.m.

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