The Kauai Fire Department says a fire that broke out on the grounds of the old Kekaha Sugar Mill Sunday night left an unoccupied structure destroyed.
No injuries were reported, but damages were estimated at roughly $50,000 to the structure and its contents.
The fire was reported at about 8 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters from the Waimea, Hanapepe, and Lihue stations, along with Rescue 3 personnel and the on-duty Battalion Chief worked together to contain the blaze along Kekaha Road. Police closed a portion of Kekaha Road for about three hours. Once on scene, firefighters moved a collapsed metal roof to address multiple fires hidden underneath. They were able to contain the blaze within a half-hour, and successfully prevented flames from spreading to other structures or brush areas nearby.
A 40-year-old Kauai woman, missing for a week, was found alive Thursday in a ravine in Kalaheo after a resident heard her cries for help.
Emi Oka, who had last been seen Jan. 31, survived seven days on wild fruit and water collected off leaves, Kauai Assistant Police Chief Bryson Ponce said by phone.
At 7:45 a.m. Thursday, a resident of Kakela Makai Drive heard her screams coming from an area covered in brush. Officers responded and quickly found her stranded in a ravine about three to four miles from her home.
Firefighters walked into the valley and guided her out, police said in a news release.
Oka, who has a medical condition requiring medication, was taken by medics to Wilcox Medical Center, where she was treated.