By David Corrigan & Stephanie Salazar

MILOLII, Hawaii: In South Kona news, an arrest has been made in connection with a house fire in Milolii.

Hawaii County police have arrested 62-year-old Donald McKay of Miloliʻi Village on suspicion of arson in connection with a house fire on Wednesday, October 12th. McKay is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation.

The blaze occurred at an unoccupied house on Kai Avenue in Miloliʻi. Police say after the flames were extinguished, a a scent-discriminating canine helped the Fire Department to determine that the fire was of a suspicious nature. Damages from the fire were estimated at $480,000.

Police investigation led to McKay’s arrest in Kailua-Kona on Fridy morning. Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.