Pepeekeo, Hawaii –
A Pepeekeo resident’s quick action using a garden hose may have saved a neighbor’s home on Saturday.
Hawaii County fire officials say that when they responded to a 6:40 a.m. alarm for a structure fire on Kalika Place, they arrived to find the reported fire already extinguished. A neighbor had apparently doused the flames with a garden hose.
Fire officials say the neighbor also woke the occupants, helping them to evacuate the burning two story, single family dwelling.
Fire crews worked to ventilate the home, which was still engulfed in heavy black smoke.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire officials say there was a $30,000 loss due to the fire, but also noted that $250,000 was “saved.”