Mountain View Home Destroyed in Blaze

The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to a incident Saturday night stemming from a call about a suicidal man threatening to burn himself and the home he was in.

HFD arrived on scene at a Maui Road home in Mountain View at 9:35 p.m.

The Hawai`i Police Department was already on scene due to a report of the man potentially having a weapon.

Fire crews battled the blaze that had overtaken the 30-by-30 foot home. The fire was under control by 10 p.m. and deemed out by 10:25 p.m.

Officials say that there was a report of two people potentially in the structure during the fire, however, HFD search of the burned home did not turn up any victims.

The property is described as a single family, two story wooden home, built on post and pier.

A total estimated loss has been listed as $145,000.

HFD continues to investigate the exact cause of the fire.