Fire Burns HPP Home

The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision early Wednesday morning.

HFD units arrived on scene at 3:45 a.m. to find an approximately 800-foot structure fully involved in fire and a propane tank discharging.

Two occupants were able to escape from the home prior to HFD arrival.

A female suffered burns to her upper body and arms, while a second male occupant was transported for further evaluation at Hilo Medical Center.

The fire was deemed under control by 6:16 a.m. and out by 7:45 p.m.

HFD officials say that it is unknown if the fire detector in the home was functional.

HFD inspectors, along with the Hawai`i Police Department will perform a fire investigation.

Twenty firefighters responded in the incident, including two volunteer firefighters.


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