Big Island firefighters put out house fire on Kona Street

Hawaii County Fire Department
Hawaii County Fire Department

Big Island firefighters put out a house fire on Kona Street.

The incident was reported just after 7 p.m.Thursday in Mountain View.

Fire officials say the house was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived on the scene.

Authorities say a resident was deep frying food when oil caught on fire and spread throughout the house.

Also, a driver was locked inside a car approximately 10 feet from the structure. Crews break opened the car to evacuate the driver.

No injuries are reported from the incident. The damage is estimated at $128,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

American Red Cross volunteers are assisting the family.


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