Fern Acres Home Burns in Saturday Evening Fire

A fire Saturday evening at a home on Lehua Street in the Fern Acres subdivision caused an estimated $155,200 in damages.

Hawai`i County Fire Department personnel responded just after 6 p.m. to the scene where they found a 25-by-25 square foot two-story home with an iron roof engulfed in flames.

A single occupant of the home was found on the roadside who told officials that the fire began on the second floor while he was working on a vehicle outside.

The fire caused the structure to collapse. No public utilities were connected to the building.

HFD has the fire under control by 6:35 p.m. and it was officially out at 7:55 p.m.

There were no injuries reported in the blaze and they cause remains under investigation.

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