Blaze Damages Pahoa House

The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Sunday night in Pahoa.

HFD crews arrived at the scene on Mauna Kea Road shortly after 9 p.m. to find a vehicle fire in a carport that was attached to a single story dwelling. The car was reportedly fully engulfed in flames with the fire extending to the exterior of the home and interior of two bedrooms.

Firefighters had the blaze under control within 10 minutes and commenced overhaul. No injuries were reported.

The home was vacant with no legal occupants, according to officials.

Damages are estimated to be $27,200.

The fire is under investigation by HFD inspectors and the Hawai`i Police Department.

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