Big Island man filling generator with gasoline sets house on fire
The Hawaii County Fire Department says a man filling a generator with gasoline while it was running ignited a fire that destroyed a Kurtistown home Tuesday night.
Firefighters were dispatched to a 400-square-foot structure on 3rd Road, between B and C roads, about 11:35 p.m.
Firefighters said the home was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.
The home's occupant was taken to a hospital with superficial burns.