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Honomū Information Update for February 22nd, 2021

Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) crews respond to a fire that destroys a residence in Honomū Town Monday evening (February 22nd).

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Hilo) Team

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a residential structure fire at a residence off of Puako Street in Honomū, South Hilo Monday evening (February 22nd).

The initial call came in at 9:13 pm Monday evening and HFD Crews from the Central and Kaumana Fire Stations along with Battalion 1, Volunteers from the Pepe'ekeo Station, and HPD Officers from the South Hilo Patrol responded to the scene located at the 28-1700 block of Puako Street in Honomū.

Preliminary details received at this time that a resident (was described as a single-story family dwelling) was reported to be fully engulfed in flames and an orange glow was visible throughout Honomū Town. Nearby residents had confirmed the structure was reported to be abandoned with no occupants inside at the time of the fire.

The fire caused extensive damaged to the structure and had fully collapsed to the ground prior to emergency crews arriving at the scene. HFD crews later arrived at the scene and began extinguishment and overhaul operations to the remnants of the structure, where at this time continue with operations at the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no injuries or damage to other structures reported.

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