Big Island man captures video of Kalapana house fire

By Clayton Wakida, KITV Digital Media Manager, KITV Digital Media Manager
Published On: May 12 2014 02:49:00 PM HST

Scott Hansen captured this video of a house fire in Kalapana Seaview Estates subdivision Monday morning.

PAHOA, Hawaii -

Kalapana Seaview Estates resident Scott Hansen captured video Monday morning of a home engulfed in flames.

Click here to watch the video.

Hansen said the fire started just after 9 a.m. and started shooting the video with his camera a few minutes later.

Click here to see a picture of the home about a year ago.

Fire crews arrived at Akanikolea Street at around 9:16 a.m.  The flames were extinguished by 10 a.m.

The 3-story structure did not have a permit, according to fire officials.  One person was living in the home.  No injuries were reported.

Damage was estimated at $30,000.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Police say the fire is suspicious and have not ruled out arson.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.  Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe.  Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID.  All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Scott Hansen

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