Kea‘au Structure Destroyed in Fire
The Hawai‘i County Fire Department responded to the report of a structure blaze in Kea‘au on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
Firefighters arrived on the scene at 11-3189 Lehua St. at 6:19 p.m. to find a two-story, 25-by-25-foot wooden structure with a metal roof fully involved in flames.
No public utilities were connected to the building.
Defensive action was taken and structure shortly collapsed thereafter.
A single occupant on roadside told HCFD personnel that the fire started on the second floor while he was outside working on a vehicle. He said the fire spread quickly.
Loss from the fire was estimated at $155,200.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.