Fire investigators are probing the cause of two fires on Wednesday, including one that destroyed a one story dwelling in Pahoa. Fire units responding to a 2:04 p.m. alarm arrived to find the post and pier structure on Mauna Kea Road fully involved in flames.
Damages totaled $90,000. Earlier, units were summoned to a residence on Pa Ali`i Street in Volcanos Royal Hawaiian Acres, where a 40 x 40 foot utility storage building caught fire. Quick action by firefighters limited damage to $5,000.