Fire destroys a home in the Nanawale Estates subdivision in Pahoa Wednesday evening (May 6th).
Published By: HIRSC Team - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a structure fire in the Nanawale Estates subdivision in Pahoa, Puna Wednesday evening (May 6th).
The initial call came in at 8:51 pm Wednesday evening and HFD crews from the Pāhoa, Paradise Park, and Kea'au Fire Stations along with Battalion 1, volunteers from the Ainaloa Station, and HPD officers from the Puna Patrol responded to the scene located at the 14-3300 block of Lehua Road in the Nanawale Estates subdivision.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in from surrounding residents for a report of residence (described as a single-story family dwelling) that was fully engulfed in flames with a visible glow in the area. Residents also reported hearing a loud explosion as well at the time of the first report. It was not immediately known if anyone had occupied the structure at the time of the fire.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews found the residence fully engulfed in flames with the roof collapsed, showing the fire may have been burning for some time prior to emergency crews arriving on the scene. Crews immediately worked to the extinguished to the remnants of the structure. The fire was under control at 9:12 pm and HFD crews continued with mop-up and overhaul operations of the remain parts of the structure. HFD declared the fire fully extinguished at 10:44 pm Wednesday evening.
The fire remains under investigation and damage estimates were not immediately disclosed or the amount of people displaced as a result of the fire.