Hawai`i County Fire Department crews responded to the Volcano Golf Club and Restaurant early Thursday morning after a neighbor heard fire cracking from the structure and called 9-1-1.
HFD arrived to find the fire self ventilated from the east side of the building with the retail portion of the structure fully engulfed in flames.
Officials say that as a result of the time of day, the district company only had four personnel on duty. The crew knocked down the fire and kept under control and crews from further areas could arrive.
The fire reportedly gutted the retail and office area, but the restaurants, changing rooms, golf carts and large retail storage areas were saved.
Damage is estimated at $315,000 and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.