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Paradise Park Information Update for August 19th, 2021

Fire destroys a residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park (HPP) subdivision in Puna early Thursday morning (August 19th).

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 residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park (HPP) subdivision in Puna early Thursday morning (August 19th).

The initial call came in 2:19 am Thursday morning and HFD Crews from the Paradise Park, Kea'āu, and Pāhoa Fire Stations along with Battalion 2, Volunteers from HPP Station, and HPD Officers from the Puna Patrol responded to the scene located at the 15-1500 block of 6th Avenue near Kaloli Drive in HPP.

Upon the arrival of emergency crews, a report came in one resident in the area was awakened by their dogs barking outside their residence and saw smoke and flames coming from nearby residents on 6th Avenue (described as a single-story family dwelling approximately 1,250-square feet in size), which was reported to be fully engulfed in flames. Neighbors reported to 911 that the residence was vacant at the time of the fire.

Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Crews found the residence fully engulfed in flames with imminent structure collapse, crews assumed a defensive fire attack mode to extinguish the fire and prevent further spread to brush or nearby residence. HPD had temporarily blocked Kaloli Drive due to a fallen electrical transmission line from the residence across Kaloli Drive until HECO crews could disconnect and de-energize the line. Once disconnected, Kaloli Drive was reopened and HFD Crews were able to begin salvage and overhaul of the structure. HFD crews had the fire under control at 3:33 am Thursday morning and later declared the fire fully extinguished at 7:47 am Thursday morning.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and the residence was declared a total loss. No injuries to HFD personnel or bystanders.

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