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Police investigate shipping container fire in Kailua-Kona Wednesday (April 17)


Big Island police are investigating a fire outside a retail establishment in Kailua-Kona.

At approximately 1:45 am on April 17, 2019, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a fire at the loading dock of a business located in the 74-5000 block of Makala Boulevard in Kona. 

Upon arrival, the Hawaii Fire Department was working to extinguish a fire to a 40-foot shipping container, and eventually extinguished the fire.  Both Fire and Police personnel are investigating the incident.

Damages sustained were to the shipping container and to the building wall that the container was parked next to.  Total amount of damages are still yet to be determined.

Police ask that anyone who may have information regarding the incident to call Detective Dominic Uyetake at (808) 326-4646extension 228 or via email at, or call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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