burned canoe

The traditional canoe damaged by fire on Monday morning was still under construction.

(Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services) —  On Monday, June 7, 2021 at approximately 4:10 a.m., a male individual called 911 reporting a fire at the traditional canoe house near the West Coast Restaurant in Susupe.

At 4:10 a.m., Engine 2, and Rescue 1 responded to the location. At 4:14 a.m., Rescue 1 was the first to arrive on scene and confirmed that canoe house — a hut — was the on fire.

At 4:17 a.m., Alpha Company commander Lt. Patrick Seman said that the fire was under control.

DFEMS-Division of Fire Prevention and Arson Investigation led by Firefighter Tony Santos stated that the structure was partially burned on the southern side. In addition, burn patterns revealed that the area of origin was beneath the overhang of the roof. The traditional canoe housed in the hut  sustained moderate heat damage on the side. No injuries or deaths were reported on scene.

Firefighter Santos stated that the fire is “still under investigation and more information will be given out accordingly.”

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