1 person taken to Kona Community Hospital following structure fire in South Kona
One person was taken to Kona Community Hospital following a structure fire in Kealakekua on Sunday.
Hawai‘i Fire Department responded to the blaze, located on the 79-7300 block of Māmalahoa Highway at 1:48 p.m. When they arrived on scene, they found the ground floor of a two-story old coffee-style home fully engulfed in flames and spreading to the upper floor. All occupants evacuated the home.
“Multiple lines was deployed to control the fire,” according to Hawai‘i Fire.
The fire was brought under control by 3:18 p.m. and overhauled.
One of the occupants of the home was treated at the scene and transported to Kona Community Hospital. The American Red Cross was activated to assist the displaced family.