Kailua-Kona Business Fire Under Investigation

The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating a fire outside a retail establishment in Kailua-Kona.

According to authorities, at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a fire at the loading dock of a business located in the 74-5000 block of Makala Boulevard in Kona. 

Upon arrival, the Hawai`i County Fire Department was working to extinguish a fire to a 40-foot shipping container, and eventually extinguished the fire. 

Both HFD and HPD personnel are investigating the incident.

Damages sustained were to the shipping container and to the building wall that the container was parked next to.  Total amount of damages are still yet to be determined.

Police ask that anyone who may have information regarding the incident to call Detective Dominic Uyetake at (808) 326-4646 extension 228 or via email at dominic.uyetake@hawaiicounty.gov, or call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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