Big Island firefighters find two vehicles engulfed in flames upon responding to Fern Forest structure fire
Big Island firefighters on Monday responded to a structure fire in Fern Forest in Puna.
According to a press release from the Hawai‘i Fire Department, upon arriving just after 1:30 p.m. at the vacant 1,056-square-foot home located near the intersection of Ala Naualani Road and Jungle King Avenue, firefighters discovered an automobile and a pickup truck fully engulfed in flames and a carport partially involved in fire, with smoke spreading into the rafters of the home.
The fires were extinguished by 2:50 p.m. and the structure ventilated. The last unit was back in quarters by 4:39 p.m. A total of seven units and 13 fire personnel responded to the blaze.
No occupants were found during the search of the structure, which appeared to be abandoned. The owner of the property is unknown.
The blaze resulted in an estimated $25,000 in damages. Its cause is undetermined.