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Structure fire in Hawaiian Paradise Park maliciously set

UPDATED POLICE MEDIA RELEASE (4/27/10)

Big Island police are asking for information about a fire Monday (April 26) in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision of Puna.

Responding to a 6:29 p.m. call of a structure fire, Puna patrol officers discovered the house at 15-1587 30th Avenue to be fully engulfed in flames.

Police detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation in cooperation with the Hawai’i County Fire Department. The fire appears to have been set intentionally.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Detective Paul Fukuda at 961-2381 or 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 392-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

FIRE DEPT MEDIA RELEASE (4/26/10)

A house was maliciously set on fire Monday (April 26) by its occupant according to a fire dispatch report.

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:13 p.m. alarm Monday for a structure fire on 30th Avenue near Kaloli Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Upon arrival crews found a 15×30 foot home engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 6:31 p.m. and out 10 minutes later.

The occupant had escaped the burning home and was taken to Hilo Medical Center for injuries. The house was destroyed at an estimated value of $35,000. Kaloli Drive was closed during the fire.

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