KEAAU, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - A house fire gutted the home of a mother and son on the Big Island Sunday afternoon.
The fire happened just before 3 p.m. at a two story home on Lemiwai Road in Hawaiian Paradise Park.
Volunteer firefighters pitched in to battle the flames. Crews used water from their tanker trucks because there were no fire hydrants in the area.
A neighbor says he heard a crackling sound right before the fire started.