No injuries reported following East Hawai‘i structure fire
No injuries were reported following a structure fire in Pāhoa early this morning.
Hawai‘i Fire Department discovered the blaze after responding to a call of a smell of smoke on Ohia Avenue at 2:14 a.m.
When they arrived on scene, crews found the second story of a 48-foot-by-16-foot wooden structure with an iron roof fully engulfed in flames and spreading to the first level. Extra firefighters were requested.
According to HFD, the building was still standing when firefighters extinguished the blaze at 4:50 a.m. No occupants were at the scene. The fire is currently undetermined and pending further investigation.
HFD estimates damage at $200,000.