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Public Information Sought in June Arson Investigation

July 31, 2015, 11:45 AM HST
* Updated July 31, 11:47 AM
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Public information is being requested by the Hawai’i Police Department in relation to a “suspicious fire” at an unoccupied house in Puna.

The Hawai’i Police Department says the fire occurred during the early hours of June 12 and that the fire appears to have been intentionally set.

HPD reports that firefighters and police officers responded to a vacant and unoccupied home on North Glenwood Road in Kurtistown, an area located one-tenth of a mile from Route 11. Upon arrival, the structure was fully engulfed in flames.

After extinguishing the flames, fire personnel determined that the structure had suffered $25,000 worth of damage.

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Anyone with information regarding the fire or suspicious vehicles or people in the area of the fire is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Joel J. Field directly by calling 961-2381 or e-mail [email protected]

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Those who prefer to remain anonymous should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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