Hawaii News

Monday, September 23, 2019

Hilo: Fire causes $19K in damage to accessory dwelling unit owned by the state

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.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Red Cross assisting 8 left homeless after Maui home fire

Red Cross volunteers are helping eight people left homeless after a Maui home fire on Thursday night. Firefighters were called to the home on Hakina Place in Waiehu about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. An elderly woman who was home when the fire started was able to escape uninjured with the help of bystanders. But the family dog died in the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now

Friday, September 20, 2019

Firefighters bring large blaze on agricultural lot in Mililani under control

A blaze at an agricultural lot in Mililani that dozens of firefighters have been battling for more than six hours is finally under control. The blaze is at Geotech Solutions, which sells erosion control products. Through the afternoon and into the evening, the fire sent thick black smoke into the air that could be seen from as far away as Honolulu. Firefighters were called to the scene on the 94-800 block of Lanikuhana Avenue about 1 p.m. It wasn’t until about 7:30 p.m. that firefighters were able to bring the flames under control.
KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now

Woman seriously injured after car veers off Likelike Highway embankment

Honolulu police and fire responded this morning to reports of a car that veered off an embankment going Kaneohe-bound on the Likelike Highway. Police said the car went off the highway shortly after the Wilson Tunnel, going Kaneohe-bound. The Honolulu Fire Department responded at about 8 a.m. with four units and 15 personnel about a quarter-mile after the tunnel. Responding firefighters found that the car had gone down about 50 to 75 feet in an area without a guardrail. The woman, in her 30s, was able to get out of the car on her own. Firefighters packaged and hoisted her up and transferred her to the care of Emergency Medical Services at about 8:50 a.m. Honolulu EMS treated the woman who was in serious condition. As of noon, crews were still at the highway, working on removing the car, police said. Traffic is able to pass through.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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