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Papa'aloa Information Update for December 3rd, 2020

Fire damages a residence in Papa'aloa late Wednesday evening (December 3rd).

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 Papa'aloa late Wednesday evening (December 2nd).

The initial call came in at 11:06 pm Wednesday evening and HFD Crews from the Laupāhoehoe and Honoka'a Fire Stations along with Battalion 1 and HPD Officers from the North Hilo Patrol responded to the scene located at 35-2000 block of Nanu Street in Papa'aloa.

Upon the arrival of emergency crews, numerous reports came in from surrounding residents and neighbors reporting a residence (described as a newly constructed single-story treehouse type residence) was reported to be fully engulfed in flames. Neighbors confirmed no one was at the residence at the time of the fire and awaited the arrival of emergency crews.

Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Crews immediately worked to gain control of the fire, which at the time of the initial fire attack was contained to the residence. Due to limited access to the residence, HFD Crews stretched out a 300-foot hose line up the narrow driveway and began firefighting efforts. HFD then utilized a 4x4 Brush Truck to access the narrow driveway and continued with firefighting efforts.

The fire was under control at 12:30 am Thursday morning (December 3rd) and had the fire declared out at 1:39 am Thursday morning. HFD Inspector later arrived at the scene and began an investigation into the fire.

No injuries and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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