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Fire destroys Hawaiian Acres house on Hawaii island

Fire destroyed a single-family house Friday morning located in a wooded area in Hawaiian Acres subdivision in Puna.

Hawaii County firefighters responded to the 10:47 a.m. fire and arrived at 11:02 a.m., and found the house fully engulfed in flames.

The fire crews used tank water to extinguish the fire at Hawaiian Acres Road 6 between Roads C and D.

The blaze was under control at 11:20 a.m. and extinguished at 12:13 p.m.

Damage was estimated at $60,000. No one was inside the home at the time, and it is unknown whether anyone lives there.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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