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Fire investigators find Puna house fire intentionally set

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Hawaii County police said the fire that destroyed a home, valued at $155,000, in Puna last week was deliberately set.

The fire was reported at 5:37 p.m. Thursday on 38th Avenue in the Orchidland Estates subdivision. 

With the assistance of a dog from the Hawaii Fire Department’s arson canine team, it was determined that the fire was deliberately set. 

Police have initiated an arson investigation and ask that anyone with information about this case contact detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or wcarter@co.hawaii.hi.us. Callers may also call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. 

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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