The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to a structure fire on 37th Avenue in Puna Thursday night.
Authorities say a woman was using a propane torch to exterminate ants and may have “accidentally set pallets on fire.”
Fire fighters arrived on scene at 6:36 p.m. to find heavy black smoke noted from the driveway and multiple explosions heard.
HFD reports that access to the structures were difficult because of a large amount of scrap metal.
The fire was deemed under control by 9 p.m.
All structures on the property were completely destroyed, according to fire officials.
A damage estimate was not immediately available.