Big Island Home Deemed Total Loss Following Structure Fire
A single-story residence in Kea´au was consumed by flames on Friday, according to the Hawai´i Fire Department (HFD).
The location of the blaze was Mauna Loa Drive and Pua Street. The first call came in to HFD at 6:38 am Friday morning, Aug. 6. A report from the department indicated that the structure was fully engulfed by the blaze, and partially collapsed, by the time firefighters arrived on the scene.
The flames were extinguished approximately one hour after HFD responded. No injuries or fatalities were reported. The residence was deemed a total loss, representing an estimated value of $175,000.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.