Crews battle fire at Coco Palms hotel

By David Pierce, David Pierce, dpierce@hearst.com
Published On: Jul 04 2014 01:35:00 PM HST

The iconic Coco Palms resort was scorched by a fire Friday afternoon.

LIHUE, Hawaii -

Firefighters battled a blaze Friday at the iconic Coco Palms hotel on Kauai, officials said.

Click here to watch Pamela Young's report.

At least two structures on the property were on fire, according to a spokeswoman for Kauai County. Firefighters from Kaiakea, Lihue and Kapaa were fighting the blaze.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 11:58 a.m. and were able to contain the blaze, according to Mary Daubert, spokeswoman for Kauai County.

Coco Palms is the only hotel that never reopened after being severely damaged by Hurricane Iniki in 1992.

A developer recently announced plans to refurbish the hotel and reopen it.

The hotel was the backdrop for a wedding scene in the Elvis Presley movie “Blue Hawaii.”

Crews battle fire at Coco Palms hotel

Photos: Fire at hotel featured in 'Blue Hawaii'

Click here to see more photos of the fire.

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