Unoccupied Paradise Park Home Burns to Ground
No injuries were reported after a vacant home in Keaʻau burned to the ground early this morning.
The structure fire, located on 6th Avenue in Paradise Park, was initially reported to Hawaiʻi Fire Department at 2:20 a.m. When crews arrived on scene, they found a 1,250-square-foot single-story post-and-pier home with a corrugated metal roof, engulfed in flames. There were no bystanders at the property.
Due to structural collapse imminent, HFD officials stated first responders employed a defensive strategy to ensure no nearby structures were threatened by the flames.
“Fire was contained without spread to other structures or brush,” HFD stated.
Hawaiʻi Police Department was called out to assist with a roadblock due to a downed power line on Kaloli Drive. Overhaul started after power was disconnected by Hawaiʻi Electric.
The scene was turned over to HPD after the fire was out. No investigation by the fire inspector was indicated, according to HPD. The cause of the fire is undetermined. Total damages reported were $149,500.