News

No Injuries Reported After Pāhoa Residential Structure Fire

October 8, 2021, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated October 8, 6:14 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

A single-story residential structure was burned to the ground in Pāhoa Thursday, Oct. 7.

Hawaiʻi Fire Department responded to the call at 11:55 a.m., located on Kaimu Chain of Craters Road near mile marker 24. When crews arrived on scene, they found a fully involved 20-foot-by-25-foot structure fully involved in flames. Two vehicles and a small pile of tires were also burning, HFD officials stated.

According to HFD, neighbors reported the owner of the property was burning some trash and then left the blaze unattended in a green KIA just prior to the structure catching fire.

The unpermitted structure collapsed shortly after firefighters arrived. The resident was not home at the time of the blaze, however, there were three pet geese that were confirmed to be dead within their cages.

Surrounding exposures were unaffected by the fire. The flames were stamped out at approximately 1:30 p.m. The scene was turned over to Hawaiʻi Police Department for further investigation.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.