Fire Engulfs Home in Nanawale Estates

Downed trees in post-Iselle Puna are still a major hazard, not only in terms of wildfire but also in terms of hampering access for all other emergencies. First responders are finding it difficult to respond to emergencies, including this fire in Nanawale that burnt down a house. "Crews had to cut down trees in order to get to the burning home," costing the crews precious minutes/seconds. Your kokua is still needed, including helping clear downed vegetation in these neighborhoods.

Mahalo for your kokua!

From the Source: 

"A fire has gutted a home in Nanawale Estates in the storm ravaged area of Puna on the Big Island. Fire officials say they received a call around 6 p.m., at the intersection of Flower and Forest street.

Witnesses say crews had to cut down trees in order to get to the burning home, but it eventually burned to the ground.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and it is unknown if there were any injuries.

The Red Cross is currently assisting the people who lived there."

  Above: "Fire engulfs home in Nanawale Estates." Credit - Hawaii News Now

Above: "Fire engulfs home in Nanawale Estates." Credit - Hawaii News Now