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Puna Information Update for June 10th, 2019

Fire destroys an unoccupied home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision Monday morning (June 10th)

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department responded to a structure fire in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision Monday morning (June 10th).

The initial call came in at 5:03 am and crews from the Kea'au, Pahoa, and Paradise Park Fire Stations along with Battalion 1 and volunteers from the Hawaiian Paradise Park station responded to scene located 15-1800 block of 27th Avenue in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Upon the arrival of HFD crews, neighbors reported the single-story residential structure was fully engulfed in flames and reported also that structure was unoccupied at the time of the fire was reported. Other neighbors also reported smoke and flames were visible and sound of burning wood was prominent in vicinity The reporting party also noted that the home possibly had squatters occupying the structure prior to fire.

Once HFD crews arrived on scene, they found the single-story structure fully engulfed in and crews immediately to worked to gain control of the fire. HFD crews had the fire extinguished at 5:24 am and remained on scene to continue with mop-up and overhauling operations. They also confirmed that residences at the time of the fire was unoccupied.

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

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