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Honokaa Information Update for June 7th, 2020

Fire damages a residence in Honoka'a Sunday morning (June 7th).

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


The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) is currently on scene of a residential structure in Honoka'a that was first reported Sunday morning (June 7th).

The initial call came in at 9:09 am Sunday morning and HFD crews from the Honoka'a, Waimea, and Laupahoehoe Fire Stations along with Battalion 1, volunteers from the Pa'auilo Station, and HPD officers from the Hamakua Patrol responded to the scene located at the 45-500 block of Opuhe St in Honoka'a.

Preliminary details received:

Upon the arrival of emergency crews, numerous neighbors and residents reported heavy black smoke visible in the area of Opuhe Street and Highway 19 (Mamalahoa Highway) across the street from Convenience Plus (C Plus) service station. Smoke was visible throughout Honoka'a town. It was unknown if any occupants were at home at the time of the fire report.

Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews found heavy black smoke coming from the residence and immediately worked to make entry into the structure. Once entry was made, HFD crews made an offensive interior attack.

At this time, HFD crews are still on scene working to extinguish the fire and assess the overall extent of the damage caused by the fire. Still unknown if there are any injuries and how many occupants were displaced as a result of the fire.

We will provide an update as more information becomes available.

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