Pāhoa Fire Destroys Vacant HomeApril 20, 2019, 9:12 AM HST (Updated April 20, 2019, 9:25 AM)
Three engine companies responded to report of an active structure fire at 152711 Opakapaka St. in Pāhoa at 4:42 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
The Hawai‘i Fire Department arrived on the scene to find flames pouring from the front windows of a single-story, single-family, vacant house.
Approximately .75% of the structure was on fire.
A live, arcing power line showering sparks across the front of the house.
A rapid search of the exterior, revealed that no one was living at the residence.
Prompt action by firefighters on-scene kept the fire contained and the neighbor’s home safe.
Firefighter’s were able to make a safe, aggressive, transitional attack to completely extinguish the fire at 5:56 a.m.
Loss was estimated at $56,250; $18,750 worth of structure was saved.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.