Hilo Hotel Fire Posted on March 5, 2022 by Russ Roberts The Hawaii Police Department is investigating a fire at the shuttered Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel on Banyan Drive. Views expressed in this West Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Accessed on 05 March 2022, 1342 UTC. Content provided by “West Hawaii Today.” Full access requires subscription to “West Hawaii Today.” Source: https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/ Please click link or scroll down to read your selections. Editors’ Picks Hilo hotel fire causes $2M in damage The Hawaii Police Department has assumed the investigation of a Friday morning fire that caused an estimated $2 million damage to the shuttered Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel on Banyan Drive. 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