A fire on Hawaii island engulfed a two-story residence today in Keauhou, where two people escaped injury.
The Hawaii County Fire Department in a press release estimated the damage to the Holua Road home at around $697,000.
The home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at about noon. Keauhou, Kailua, and Captain Cook Fire Companies worked to bring the blaze under control. The blaze was extinguisbhed about 1”07 p.m.
The fire caused the roof to collapse, which made it difficult to extinguish.