Fire damages Pahoa home


Fire officials are investigating the cause of an early Tuesday structure fire in Pahoa.

Responding to the 12:19 a.m. report, firefighters arrived at a 1,700-square-foot, single-story residence on Hibiscus Street to find the structure approximately 30 percent involved in the fire, according to the Hawaii County Fire Department. The fire was concentrated to the front and middle portions of the home.

All occupants were evacuated from the residence prior to the arrival of fire personnel, according to the department. No injuries were reported.

The fire was declared extinguished at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday. Fire officials estimated damage at $157,500.