The fire was in a post and pier home at the corner of 7th and Pearl Streets in Mauna Loa Estates in Volcano. The fire call came in at 11:09 p.m. Saturday evening, and when full-time and volunteer firefighters arrived on the scene ,the home was fully involved, with flames shooting out from the windows and doors of the house.
The owners were at home, and everybody in the house was outside when Hawaii Fire Department arrived. Seven units with 13 personnel fought the fire and brought it under control at 1;30 a.m. Sunday. The fire was out at 2 a.m. and firefighters stayed on the scene for two more hours.
The house is a total loss, with the structure and contents destroyed. The Red Cross was on the scene to assist the home’s occupants. The home’s value was estimated by Hawaii Fire Department at $210,000.