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Police investigate fire at Waiakea Uka Gym Wednesday (Dec 10)


Police detectives are investigating a fire at the Waiākea Uka Gym in Hilo.

The fire was reported at approximately 4:30 a.m. Wednesday (December 10). Police and firefighters responded and found the fire concentrated at the northwest corner of the building.

Fire personnel extinguished the flames and estimated the damage to the walls and roof area at $65,000.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but is being investigated.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Norbert at 961-2383 or

Waiakea­ Uka Gym Winter Intersession Program Moved to Hilo’s Andrews Gym

The Winter Intersession Program slated for Hilo’s Stanley Costales Waiakea ­Uka Gymnasium will be at Andrews Gym due to fire damage sustained at Waiakea­ Uka Gym.

Original program dates and times will apply to the new venue located within Waiakeawaena Park at 33 West Kawailani Street in Hilo.

Open to keiki enrolled in the first through six grades, the winter Intersession classes are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays Dec. 22-Jan. 8.

The Department of Parks and Recreation regrets any inconvenience caused by the venue change and thanks program participants for their understanding.

For more information, contact Jason Armstrong at 961­-8311 or

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