Fire damages a residence in Kahalu'u, North Kona early Saturday morning (August 28th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Hōlualoa) 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 Kahalu'u, North Kona early Saturday morning (August 28th).
The initial call came in at 4:54 am Saturday morning and HFD Crews from the Keauhou, Kailua, and Captain Cook Fire Stations along with HPD Officers from the Kona Patrol responded to the scene located at 78-6600 block of Ali'i Drive in Kahalu'u, North Kona.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came into HFD reporting initially a fire alarm activation and smoke detector sounding a residence in Kahalu'u from the alarm company, no contact was made with the subscriber, and the alarm company requested the response of HFD personnel.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Crews found smoke and flames coming out of the north corner of the residence and spreading rapidly to other interior parts of the residence. Crews immediately went into an offensive fire attack to quickly prevent further spread and were able to gain control of the fire approximately 10 minutes after arriving at the scene and commenced with salvage and overhaul operations to the residence. The fire was declared fully extinguished at 5:27 am Saturday morning.
No injuries were reported and the fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage with $400,00 saved. The cause of the fire remains undetermined.