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Puna Information Update for April 22nd, 2020

Fire destroys a residence in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision in Puna Wednesday afternoon (April 22nd).

Published By: HIRSC Team - Boise (Idaho) Section


The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a residential structure fire in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision in Puna Wednesday afternoon (April 22nd).

The initial call came in at 4:14 pm Wednesday afternoon and HFD crews from the Volcano, Pahoa, Central, and Haihai Fire Stations along with Battalion 1, Chopper 1, volunteers from the Hawaiian Acres and Fern Acres station, and HPD officers from the Puna Patrol responded to the scene located at the 16-1800 block of Uhini Ana Road (or Road 1) in Hawaiian Acres.

Upon the arrival of emergency crews, nearby residents reported a residence (being described as a two-story family dwelling approximately 80'x100' in size) was reported to be fully engulfed in flames and also reported none of the occupants were home at the time of the fire. HFD Chopper 1 returning back to Waiakea Fire Station flying in the area was able to provide a visual and also the location of the fire.

Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews found the residence to be fully engulfed in flames and immediately worked to extinguished and gain control of the fire. First arriving crews reported the structure had fully collapsed and went into a defensive mode of fire attack. Due to the limited water supply at the scene, HFD crews utilized fire engines and 3,000-gallon tanker (from the Central Fire Station) to shuttle water to the scene from a water supply source located outside of the subdivision.

HFD crews had the fire under control at 4:54 pm Wednesday afternoon and were still on scene completing overhaul operations and an HFD Fire Prevention Bureau Inspector was en-route to the scene to begin an investigation into the fire.

The residence along with vehicle at the residence was reported to be a total loss. No injuries to report related to this incident.

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