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Video: Fire at Hilo Transfer Station Not Suspicious

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Hawaiʻi Fire Chief Kazuo Todd said the blaze in the Hilo Transfer Station’s sorting warehouse on Thursday is not suspicious at this time.

“Trash fires are not that uncommon due to what is placed in the trash,” Todd told Big Island Now this morning.

Hawaii police first reported the fire at 6:17 p.m., advising anyone with respiratory problems to avoid Leilani Street in the area of the transfer station warehouse.

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By about 9 p.m., the fire was extinguished and the smoke cleared.

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Tiffany DeMasters
Tiffany DeMasters is a reporter for Big Island Now. Tiffany worked as the cops and courts reporter for West Hawaii Today from 2017 to 2019. She also contributed stories to Ke Ola Magazine and Honolulu Civil Beat.
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