Unpermitted Structure in Paradise Park Goes Up in Flames
No injuries were reported after a vacant single-family wood-frame dwelling in Paradise Park went up in flames Sunday, Jan. 9.
Hawaiʻi Fire Department first received the report of a structure fire, located at 18th Avenue and Kaloli Drive near the dead-end, at 9:13 p.m. According to the individual reporting the incident, they saw flames coming from the vacant, unpermitted 6,000-square-foot structure, built on post-and-pier when they looked outside after hearing their dogs barking.
When firefighters responded on scene, they observed the structure to be fully involved with fire. No bystanders were at the property.
“Due to structural collapse imminent, defensive strategy was assumed, no nearby structures were threatened,” an HFD press release stated. “Fire was contained without spread to other structures or brush.”
Hawaiʻi police also responded to the scene and used roadblocks to control the area. Overhaul began after the fire was under control. Once flames were out, the scene was turned over to police.