Arson Investigation Underway After Blaze Guts Shed at Lava Tree State Monument

October 19, 2021, 11:58 AM HST
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The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), the Hawai‘i Fire Department and Hawai‘i Police are investigating a fire that gutted a maintenance shed at Lava Tree State Monument in the Puna District early this morning.

HFD received the first call shortly after 6 a.m. and had the fire in the small building extinguished by 6:30 a.m. Arson investigators were on the scene looking into the cause of what is believed to be a suspicious fire.

The DLNR Division of State Parks reports nothing of value was inside the structure.

Anyone with information about this fire is urged to call the Hawai‘i DOCARE office at 808-933-3460.

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