Watch: Waipi‘o Valley Home Burns to the Ground
A residential home burned to the ground in Waipi‘o Valley Friday, a scene to which firefighters had difficulty responding given the remote location.
No injuries occurred at the scene after the 30-by-40 single story wooden structure was ravished, the Hawai‘i Fire Department reported on Saturday. Responders were called around 4 p.m. and the fire was out by 5:30 p.m.
Due to the delayed response from thee difficult terrain on the valley floor, chopper 1 units were dispatched to help battle the blaze.
The estimated valued loss wasn’t included and the owner of the structure was listed as unknown on the department’s report.
Waipi‘o Valley is a difficult valley to access and the road into the historical location was recently reopened to county residents in 4-wheel drive vehicles and permitted tour operators after being closed for several months for safety concerns and expected repairs.