Police Investigate Two Puna Fires

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on February 4, Hawai`i Police Department Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a 10’ X 20’ structure fire located on Pikake Street in Fern Acres.

Upon arrival, the Hawaiʻi County Fire Department was working to extinguish the fire, which caused damages estimated at $2,000.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on February 5 Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a residential structure fire also located on Pikake Street in Mt View.

Upon arrival, HFD was attempting to extinguish the fire, which was fully engulfed in flames, with very little of the structure remaining. Damages sustained to the residence are estimated at $62,000.

Both structures were unoccupied at the time of the fires.

Police ask that anyone who may have information regarding the incidents to call Officer Kristopher Palea or Wilson Gani at (808) 965-2716 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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