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Ka'u Information Update # 2 for June 13th, 2020

Structure fire damages a residence in Pahala Saturday afternoon (June 13th)

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


The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) remain on scene of a residential structure fire that started Saturday afternoon (June 13th) in Pahala, Ka'u.

The initial call came in at 1:22 pm Saturday afternoon and HFD crews from the Pahala and Volcano Fire Stations along with Battalion 1, volunteers from the Pahala Station, and HPD officers from the Ka'u Patrol responded to the scene located at the 96-1700 block of Kamani Street in Pahala.

Upon the arrival of emergency crews, numerous residents throughout the Pahala community reported heavy black smoke coming from a residence (described two-story family dwelling with carport) located on Kamani Street. HFD crews from the Pahala station also reported heavy black smoke sighted and coming from a residence up the street from the Pahala Fire Station and responded immediately after reporting it HFD Dispatch. Neighbors were not able to confirm if the occupants of the structure had safely evacuated.

Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews reported the garage of the residence was fully engulfed and beginning to spread into the second story of the residence. HFD crews immediately worked to gain control of the fire and prevent further spread into the residence. HFD and HPD crews are scene and were not able to immediately able to provide more details on the incident and say more information is forthcoming.

Once further details are received, we will provide an update as more information becomes available.

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