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Road closure on Mamalahoa Highway in Honalo due to a structure fire

UPDATED (12:15 p.m. on 11/20/2016)

Firefighters responded to a 10:19 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 19) to 79-7212 Mamalahoa Highway for a structure fire in Honalo. Three fire companies from the Keauhou, Kailua and Captain Cook stations fought the blaze.

Crews arrived at the scene and found a single-story wood home engulfed in flames. The resident was able to escape unharmed.

Firefighters had the blaze under control by 10:50 p.m. and it was reported to be out at 12:20 a.m. Sunday (Nov 20). Crews had a difficult time putting out the fire due to the collapse of the roof, wall and floor along with fire in a storage area under the house.

The home was reported to be destroyed with a total loss at $118,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross is assisting the resident displaced by the fire.

UPDATED (6:30 a.m. 11/20/16)

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that Mamalahoa Highway (Route 180) near Kona Coffee Villas in Holualoa is now open. It was previously closed while the Hawai’i Fire Department crews addressed a structure fire.

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The Hawai’i Police Department reports the closure of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 180) on the north and south sides of Kona Coffee Villas due to a structure fire in the Honalo area of Holualoa. Motorists are being advised to take alternate routes and avoid this location. The expected closure time is until about 7 or 8 a.m. Sunday (Nov 20).

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