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Fire destroys home in Kona Monday afternoon (March 5)


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Photography by Michael Darden | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Fire destroyed a home Monday afternoon (March 5) in the Kona Coastview subdivision.

Firefighters responded to a 3:57 p.m. alarm to 73-1081 Ahikawa Street. Crews found the home engulfed in flames.

According to photographer Michael Darden, the owner said he was on the phone with a family member when he smelled smoke and found the lower portion of his house ablaze.

Crews had the fire under control by 4:31 p.m. and out at 5:15 p.m. Ahikawa Street was closed during firefighting operations with traffic detoured to Kaiminani Drive.

No injuries were reported in the fire and the cause of the blaze is undetermined.

Red Cross volunteers were assisting the residents.

2 Responses to “Fire destroys home in Kona Monday afternoon (March 5)”

  1. Myles says:

    Ehat caused this north kona home blaze it was like an explosion

  2. Jamie says:

    This was my home. According to neighbors, and what I saw, it started inside a wall of the downstairs bedroom. My mauka neighbor is a boat captain, and he said he distinctly smell ‘an electrical fire’ about a minute or two before I came downstairs and saw the flames. It happened so fast, it was simply incredible.

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