Hawaii Island Information Update for May 29th, 2020

3 vehicles damaged in multiple vehicle fire incidents around Hawaii Island Thursday (May 28th).

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa/Kamuela/Hilo) Team

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The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to 3 vehicle fire incidents around Hawaii Island Thursday (May 28th).

The first incident was reported at 11:34 am Thursday morning and HFD crews from the Honoka'a and Waimea Fire Stations along with HPD officers from the Hamakua Patrol responded to the scene located on Highway 240 (Honoka'a-Waipio Road) near the 6-mile marker in Honoka'a.


Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports that a motorcycle (no description was given) with the front end damage was reported to be in the middle of the roadway and engulfed in flames. Riders of the motorcycle were nowhere to be found at the time of the incident. Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews immediately extinguished the fire and shortly after conducted a search of the surrounding area for the riders of the motorcycle.


However, after a brief search of the area, it was determined the riders of the motorcycle had reportedly left the scene prior to HFD and HPD crews arrived at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The second incident was reported at 12:05 pm Thursday afternoon and HFD crews from the South Kohala Fire Station along with HPD officers from the South Kohala Patrol responded to the scene located near the intersection of Waikoloa Beach Drive and Ala Ihi Way (fronting the Queen's Marketplace and Waikoloa Beach Villas) in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.


Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in that a street sweeper was reported to be on fully engulfed in flames on Waikoloa Beach Drive fronting the Queen's Marketplace. The operator of the street sweeper had safely exited and was awaiting the arrival of emergency crews.


Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HPD officers temporarily closed Waikoloa Beach Drive and redirected traffic through the Queen's Marketplace, while HFD crews worked to extinguish the fire. The fire was declared out at 12:19 pm and HFD crews completed wet down and mop-up operations.


The fire posed was contained to the street sweeper unit and no injuries were reported in this incident. The cause of the fire was not disclosed.

The third incident was reported at 7:01 pm Thursday evening and HFD crews from the Paradise Park Fire Station along with volunteers from the Hawaiian Paradise Park station and HPD officers from the Puna Patrol responded to the scene located at near the intersection of 27th Avenue and Maku'u Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.


Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in that a single-vehicle (described as an abandoned vehicle) was fully engulfed in flames approximately 50 yards in heavy brush near the intersection of 27th Avenue and Maku'u Drive.


Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews immediately worked to extinguished fire and prevent further spread into the heavy brush. The fire was quickly extinguished and HFD crews remained at the scene to complete wet-down and mop-up operations.


No injuries or damage to structures were reported in this incident. The cause of the fire was not disclosed.

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