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Puna Information Update for May 2nd, 2019

Fire Destroys a home in the Ainaloa/Tiki Gardens Subdivision Wednesday evening (May 1st)

The Hawaii Fire Department along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded a structure fire that occurred in the Ainaloa/Tiki Gardens Subdivision in Puna on Wednesday evening (May 1st).

The initial call came in at 6:11 pm and crews from the Pahoa, Paradise Park, Kea'au Fire Stations along with Battalion 1 and volunteers from Ainaloa and Hawaiian Paradise Park responded to the scene located on King Kamehameha Boulevard near Tiki Gardens Road in Ainaloa/Tiki Gardens Subdivisions. Upon the arrival of HFD crews, neighbors reported the single story structure was fully engulfed in flames with visible smoke that could be seen as far as Pahoa Village.

Once on scene, HFD crews immediately worked to gain control of the fire and prevent further spread to surrounding homes. Due to the limited water supply, HFD crews utilized Tankers and Engines to shuttle water to and from the scene from an outside water supply. Crews were able to have the fire out at 8:10 pm Wednesday evening.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation and displaced residences were being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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