A residence at Ho'okena Beach in South Kona destroyed in a Saturday morning (September 26th) structure fire.
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) is the scene of a residential structure fire in the area of Ho'okena Beach in South Kona reported on Saturday morning (September 26th).
The initial call came in at 9:34 am Saturday morning and HFD crews from the Captain Cook, Keauhou, and Hawaiian Ocean View Estates (HOVE) Fire Stations along with Battalion 2, volunteers from the Kalaoa Mauka, Kona Paradise, and Ocean View stations, and HPD officers from the Kona Patrol responded to the scene located mauka (mountainside) of Ho'okena Beach on Ho'okena Beach Road.
Preliminary details received numerous reports of black smoke visible through the South Kona area (Honaunau, Ho'okena, and Waiea) and one report stated a residence (described as a single-story family dwelling) at Ho'okena Beach was fully engulfed and numerous vehicles at the residence were fully engulfed. Two occupants in the structure at the time of the fire had safely evacuated and suffered no injuries from the fire.
When HFD crews arrived at the scene, immediately found the structure fully engulfed and had later collapsed due to the extensive damage caused by the fire. At about 10:07 am Saturday morning, HFD crews had the fire under control and contained it to the property the residence resided on. They were completing wet-down operations and overhauling the remnants of the residence.
An HFD Fire Prevention Inspector was en-route to the scene to begin an investigation into the cause of the fire.