No Injuries Reported in Pāhoa Structure Fire
No injuries were reported after an unfinished residential structure was damaged in a blaze late Wednesday evening in Pāhoa.
Hawai‘i Fire Department received a call at approximately 11:36 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, regarding a 20-foot-by-30-foot building partially on fire on Colby Circle in Nanawale Estates. When crews arrived on scene, they found the 600-square-foot single-story structure approximately 50% involved in fire.
The fire was contained to the structure with no spread to the surrounding brush and foliage. HFD personnel were able to extinguish the flames and performed an overhaul. HPD officers arrived on scene and started gathering witness statements from neighbors.
The house seemed to be abandoned with no power and no source of water, although a neighbor claims someone was living there. No one was found on scene and the house was mainly empty. The scene was left in care of HFD fire inspectors and HPD with the fire under investigation. All other HFD units returned to quarters.