Small Pāhoa Home Destroyed in Early Morning Fire
No injuries were reported following a 25-foot-by-20-foot structure fire in Pāhoa early Friday morning.
Hawaiʻi Fire Department responded to the blaze on Lanai Street at approximately 1:13 a.m. When they arrived on scene, firefighters found a single-story, post-and-pier, single-family, wood-framed home in the “decay stage of fire development.”
The surrounding trees and brush were being threatened by heat and fire, officials reported.
Crews on scene protected the exposures and the flames were contained to the already involved structure. The fire was extinguished and overhauled.
No one was at the property at the time of the fire, officials say. Hawaiʻi Police Department also responded to the fire and spoke to neighbors. There were no injuries or fatalities reported.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation at this time.