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Hilo Information Update for February 9th, 2020

Fire damages a residence in Waiakea Uka Sunday afternoon (February 9th).

(Out of Waiakea Uka) The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a residential structure fire in Waiakea Uka Sunday afternoon (February 9th).

The initial call came in at 12:46 pm Sunday afternoon and HFD crews from the Haihai, Central, Kaumana, and Waiakea Fire Stations along with Battalion 1 and HPD officers from the South Hilo Patrol responded to the scene located at the 600 block of Alohilani Drive in Waiakea Uka.

Upon the arrival of emergency crews, nearby residences and neighbors reported seeing smoke and flames coming from within the residences (residence being described as a single-story family dwelling). Occupants of the residence had safely evacuated prior to the arrival of emergency crews.