HONOLULU (KHON2) — Big Island firefighters extinguished a fire on the exterior stairs and floor of the Laupahoehoe Point Gym on Thursday, Sept. 16.
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) reported the incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters arrived at the scene at 1:33 p.m. and found a smoldering fire approximately 2 feet by 3 feet in size at the single-story gym.
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According to HFD, nearby residents controlled the blaze by using a portable fire extinguisher prior to firefighters arriving at the scene. The fire was fully extinguished at 2:20 p.m.
Firefighters then inspected the area via a thermal imagine camera, and no injuries were reported.
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Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.