Kitchen Fire Sparks at Hilo Panda Express

A kitchen fire at Panda Express in Hilo burned Friday morning.

The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to the Makaala Street restaurant just after 6:30 a.m. to find a small fire contained to the kitchen area of the business.

HFD officials report that a propane gas line led to an appliance that was on fire. The gas line was shut off and there were no further damages.

No occupants were within the restaurant during the incident and the cause of the fire was listed as undetermined.

A total of eight firefighters responded to the scene.


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