10/19/21-JOINT INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY INTO FIRE AT LAVA TREE STATE MONUMENTPosted on Oct 19, 2021 in DOCARE, Main, Media, News Releases, slider, State Parks
|DAVID Y. IGE
SUZANNE D. CASE
For Immediate News Release: October 19, 2021
JOINT INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY INTO FIRE AT LAVA TREE STATE MONUMENT
(HILO) – The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), the Hawai‘i County Fire Department (HFD), and Hawai‘i County Police are investigating a fire that gutted a maintenance shed at Lava Tree State Monument in the Puna District early this morning.
HFD received the first call shortly after 6 a.m. and had the fire in the small building extinguished by 6:30 a.m. Arson investigators were on the scene looking into the cause of what is believed to be a suspicious fire. The DLNR Division of State Parks reports nothing of value was inside the structure.
Anyone with information about this fire is urged to call the Hawai‘i DOCARE office at (808) 933-3460.
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