Early morning fire in Keauhou


No injuries were reported after an early morning fire at the Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club condominums, the Fire Department reported.

Responding to a 1 a.m. alarm, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from under the eaves and a fire located in the attic space of the building. It was reported to be a “challenging fire” because of the location in the attic, complicated by being an older building with a new metal roof placed on wood shingles with perlings and cedar planks providing a lot of combustible material. The roofing was pulled off and the fire extiguished, the department reported.

Damages were estimated at $90,000, according to the Fire Department.