Three people displaced following a structure fire at a residence in HOVE (Hawaiian Ocean View Estates) subdivision in Ka'ū Friday evening (February 26th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a structure fire at a residence in the HOVE (Hawaiian Ocean View Estates) subdivision in Ka'ū Friday evening (February 26th).
The initial call came in at 6:06 pm Friday evening and HFD Crews from the HOVE and Pāhala Fire Stations along with Volunteers from the Ocean View Station and HPD Officers from the Ka'ū Patrol responded to the scene located at the 92-2700 block of Outrigger Drive in the HOVE subdivision.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, numerous reports came in from bystanders and residents in the HOVE subdivision reporting an orange glow was visible throughout the subdivision and were not able to definitively say what was on fire at the time of the fire reports was made.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Crews found a residence (described as a single-story dwelling) fully engulfed in flames and worked to gain control of the fire. Shortly after arriving at the scene, HFD crews had the fire contained at 6:33 pm Friday evening and continued with overhaul and mop-up operations at the scene. Crews later confirmed that three occupants of the residence had safely evacuated without injuries.
Due to the limited water supply at the scene, HFD crews utilized an Engine and Tanker from the Pāhala Fire Station and also a brush truck unit from the Ocean View Volunteer Station to shuttle water to the scene from a water supply source at the bottom of the subdivision.
The fire was declared fully extinguished at 8:35 pm Friday evening and HFD Fire Prevention Inspectors along with HPD Officers at the scene began an investigation into the cause of the fire, which at this time remains unknown at this time.
American Red Cross (ARC) was assisting the three occupants displaced by the fire.