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Police investigating Puna fire as arson 05-12-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C14012532

 

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a suspicious fire Monday morning in Puna.

At 9:15 a.m. Monday (May 12) officers responded to a structure fire on the 12-7000 block of Akanikolea Street in the Kalapana Seaview Estates subdivision.

By the time police officers and firefighters arrived on the scene, the three-story house had already burned to the ground.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are investigating the fire 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.