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Man seriously injured in Makaha fire

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A 55-year-old man was in serious condition with burns to his legs and arms Monday afternoon after a fire erupted in a Makaha home, according to an Emergency Medical Services report.

Three adults were displaced by the fire, and the American Red Cross was dispatched to assist them.

Ten fire companies, including 32 firefighters, responded to the two-alarm building fire shortly after 1:30 p.m. at 84-725 Fricke St. At the scene they found a one-story, single-family dwelling with smoke and flames emanating from the rear of the structure.

Firefighters secured a water source and initiated an aggressive interior attack utilizing firefighting foam to suppress the flames and prevent the fire from spreading further, according to a Honolulu Fire Department news release. It was declared as under control at 2 p.m., and second-alarm companies were canceled en route. The blaze was fully extinguished by 2:09 p.m.

Paramedics responding to the scene treated the man for burns to his arms and legs and transported him in serious condition to a hospital. Two other people, who had been inside the home at the time of the fire, escaped the blaze without injury.

The fire is under investigation. Its cause and the fire damage estimate were not available.

Police charge Big Island man in pickup theft

An Ocean View man was charged with seven offenses after being found Friday in a stolen county pickup truck, Hawaii County police said Monday.

Noa Mamala, 25, was charged Sunday with prohibited use of a government vehicle, vehicle theft, promoting a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia, failure to appear in courtand two counts of contempt of court. His bail was set at $32,300.

On Thursday police investigated a burglary at a Department of Public Works office on the 81-6300 block of Highway 11 in South Kona. Police said the building had been broken into andthat keys to a 2003 Ford F350 truck had been taken and used to drive the truck from the base yard.

On Friday afternoon police responded to a report of a suspicious man in a large pickup truck in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision. Police identified it as the stolen countyvehicle and arrested the driver, police said.

During his arrest, police said, the man was found in possession of methamphetamine.

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