PUNA, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Big Island home went up in flames Monday night, and investigators say it appears that a male resident at the home may have started the fire on purpose. It happened around 6:30 0n 30th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.
The man got out of the house before it became fully engulfed in flames. Paramedics treated him at the scene and then took him to Hilo Medical Center. It took firefighters around 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze.
The fire caused an estimated $35,000 in damage.
Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Detective Paul Fukuda at 961-2381 or the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 392-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.
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