HONOLULU (KITV) - The Kauai Fire Department releases a photo of a tree house fire in Wainiha. 

The fire broke out around 5 p.m. Saturday at a house on Ala Eke Road. 

An off-duty firefighter and lifeguard tried putting out the blaze with a garden hose before crews arrived. 

The total damage is estimated at around $1,500, with the cause still under investigation.