Fire damages a residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision Friday afternoon (January 10th).
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to reports of a residential structure fire in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna Friday afternoon (January 10th).
The initial call came in at 1:25 pm Friday afternoon and HFD crews from the Paradise Park, Pahoa, and Kea'au Fire Stations along with Battalion 1, volunteers from the Hawaiian Paradise Park station, and HPD officers from the Puna Patrol responded to the scene located at the 15-1700 Block of 15th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, neighbors reported heavy smoke was coming from the residence (described as a single-story family dwelling) and it was not known at the time if anyone was in the residence at the time of the incident.
Once emergency crews arrived on the scene, HFD crews immediately began investigating the source of the heavy smoke and found a small fire within the residences and worked to extinguished the fire. The first arriving fire company also determined structure appeared to be unoccupied at the time of the fire.
At about 1:42 pm Friday afternoon, HFD crews later declared the fire under control and extinguished and shortly thereafter commenced with salvage and overhaul operations of the residence.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire.