Fire damages historic Big Island site

By Melvin Givens, Digital Editor, Digital Editor
Published On: Jul 04 2014 06:13:43 PM HST
Map of Humuula Sheep Station fire
HILO, Hawaii -

Two Big Island cabins at the historic Quonset hut were damaged Friday.

The fires were reported around 1 a.m. at the Humu'ula Sheep Station cabins where Saddle Road meets Mauna Kea Access Road.

The fires were not put out until almost 5 a.m.

No reports of injuries.

According to several online reports, the site was used as part of a thriving sheep industry from the late 1800s to the early 1960s.

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