comscore Fire causes $19K in damage to state-owned accessory dwelling unit | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Every act of aloha counts. Click here to DONATE to the MAUI RELIEF Fund.
Top News

Fire causes $19K in damage to state-owned accessory dwelling unit

Honolulu Star-Advertiser logo
Unlimited access to premium stories for as low as $12.95 /mo.
Get It Now

Hawaii island firefighters extinguished a structure fire Friday afternoon that resulted in $19,200 of damage to state property.

The Hawaii County Fire Department sent eight units staffed with 19 personnel to 545 Ocean View Drive in Hilo, with the first unit arriving on scene at 1:27 p.m.

HFD discovered a garage with an attached accessory dwelling unit, owned by the state and leased under the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, engulfed in flames.

With a live power line down, firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze to stop it from spreading to nearby properties. The property was adjacent to a detached home on a residential property.

A rescue unit searched for residents at the structure and the surrounding buildings. No injuries were reported.

The fire was extinguished at 1:43 p.m.

A neighbor’s vinyl fence and a car near the accessory dwelling unit were damaged by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Comments (1)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to view ongoing news coverage of the Maui wildfires. Sign up for our free e-newsletter to get the latest news delivered to your inbox. Download the Honolulu Star-Advertiser mobile app to stay on top of breaking news coverage.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up