Maui Fire personnel recovered the charred remains of a female at a home fire in Ulupalakua early Saturday morning, October 10, 2009.
Preliminary reports indicate no foul play, however investigators from the Fire and Police departments are investigating the incident to determine if it was criminal or suspicious in nature.
Authorities say the deceased is believed to be a visitor from Washington staying overnight at the home. Her body was found during the clean-up and dousing of the remaining hot spots at the Kini Drive home. Her identity is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
A male was also injured in the incident, suffering 40% burn trauma to his body. The male was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center and later flown to the burn unit at Straub Hospital on Oahu for further treatment.
A third occupant escaped the fire uninjured.
The fire was first…
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