The two Volcano House restaurants: The Rim restaurant and Uncle George's Lounge are closed for at least two days due to a kitchen fire that sent a hotel employee to the hospital this morning (March 24). Officials are still investigating the cause of the kitchen fire.

Park rangers, Hawai‘i County medics and firefighters  responded to the fire alarm and calls to park dispatch, around 10:30 a.m. A 42-year-old hotel employee was taken to the hospital and suffers from burns to his upper arms.  Both restaurants are scheduled to reopen this Thursday.The Volcano House hotel is remaining open as usual.