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Volcano man dies from injuries suffered in fire

Updated: 
September 21, 2017 - 10:26am

Hawaii Island police reported that a man has died from a injuries suffered in a fire Sept. 9 at a residence located on Nahelenani Street in Volcano.

The owner of the home has been identified as Kris Anderson, 64, who was airlifted to the Straub Burn Center in critical condition after the 6 p.m. blaze. He succumbed to his injuries on Sept. 14.

The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental, and the victim was the homeowner.

The fire battalion chief determined that the fire was started by children playing with matches under the structure. The victim suffered injuries while re-entering the structure to check to see if any children were still in the house.

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