East Hawaii News

Abandoned Building in HOVE Destroyed By Fire

August 22, 2012, 10:18 AM HST
* Updated August 22, 10:19 AM
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Fire destroyed an abandoned structure in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates Tuesday evening, the Hawai`i Fire Department said.

Firefighters from the HOVE station arriving at 5:24 p.m. found the 30-foot by 40-foot structure fully engulfed in flames.

Neighbors told firefighters that the building, basically a wooden shell with a metal roof, had not been occupied for some time.

Damage to the structure located on Hawaii Boulevard, between Luau and Coral drives, was estimated at $40,000.

The cause of the blaze was unknown.

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