updated 12/4/2009 10:44:15 AM ET 2009-12-04T15:44:15

The shuttered Coco Palms resort on Kauai made famous by Elvis Presley has been hit by fire and sustained about $80,000 in damage.

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Presley filmed his 1961 movie "Blue Hawaii" on the resort's lush grounds.

A Kauai County statement says firefighters were notified early Thursday. They controlled the blaze in about an hour, but were called back later to douse a flare-up.

About 1,000 square feet of a portion of the resort that had been occupied by a retailer was destroyed. A caretaker's office sustained water damage.

The county statement says investigators are trying to determine the fire's cause.

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