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Coco Palms Fire

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Coco Palms Fire

kauaiworld.com/articles/2009/12/04/news/kaua…

WAILUA —Charred wood and melted glass is all that remains of about one third of the northern portion of the former retail annex to the world-famous Coco Palms after a Thursday morning blaze further decimated a once-iconic hotel already in disrepair for years.

“There’s nothing left,” said Hawai‘i Movie Tours owner Bob Jasper, who was on scene with wife Jerri as soon as hotel caretaker Wayne Perreira alerted them to the situation.

Approximately 1,000 square feet of the wooden building’s second floor was destroyed early Thursday morning, amounting to some $80,000 in damage, according to a county press release.

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21. Re: Coco Palms Fire

Well driving by the Coco Palms it looks just the same...... like cr_p. Amberloo is right. Vinnie didn't finish the job.

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22. Re: Coco Palms Fire

Coco Palms today, 12/5/09, with one photo of the burned-out area.

picasaweb.google.com/bjbert38/CocoPalms12509#

Doesn't look like much a "job" to these eyes.

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23. Re: Coco Palms Fire

It may also have been homeless people either cooking or using candles. Not an unusual cause of fires in abandoned properties. The County and State need to move on this before someone gets hurt...even by Hawaii time, this is ridiculous and dangerous to all.

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24. Re: Coco Palms Fire

Yep. In most places the laws of property abandonment would allow the local govt. to step in and level it. You're right, even by Kauai standards this is dragging out far too long

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25. Re: Coco Palms Fire

Again, I ask, why don't they tear it down before someone gets hurt, either living there, exploring the buildings or fighting a fire?

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