(BIVN) – The Hawaiʻi County Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the Wainaku-area of Hilo on Wednesday.
At 11:25 a.m., the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense issued an alert message, saying that the fire had resulted in the closure of Puueo Street.
The fire displaced a resident, according to the American Red Cross, which is responding to the scene.
“Red Cross disaster volunteers are heading to the scene to meet with affected residents and ensure their immediate emergency needs for food, shelter and clothing are met,” the Red Cross stated. “Caseworkers will continue to follow up with anyone affected in the coming weeks to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance as needed to help with the recovery process.”
Photos from the scene of the fire show the structure was destroyed. Big Island Video News will have more information on this situation later this evening.