Hilo structure fire under investigation


The Hawaii County Fire Department is investigating a fire that destroyed a single-story wooden structure Saturday evening in Hilo.

Responding to the 8:45 p.m. call, firefighters discovered the structure on Ainalako Road engulfed, with flames spreading to nearby trees and heavy brush. They were able to contain and suppress the fire from spreading any further.

The fire was under control at 9:28 p.m. and extinguished at 10:45 p.m. Its cause was “under investigation,” according to the Fire Department.

The estimated damage was totaled at $200,000. No injuries were reported.