01-29-15 Fatal fire

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C15003104

 

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island detectives are at the scene of a fatal fire in Hōlualoa.

At 1:56 a.m. Thursday (January 29), Kona Patrol officers responded to a residential fire on the 76-5200 block of Old Māmalahoa Highway.

When they arrived, the one-story house was fully engulfed in flames. Fire Department personnel extinguished the fire.

Two adults and two children were able to exit the house. Two other children, tentatively identified as an 11-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy, died in the fire. Their identity is being withheld pending positive identification.

Police and Fire Department personnel are jointly investigating the cause of the fire.

Police do not suspect foul play. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.


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