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Firefighters Extinguish Small Arson Fire in Ainaloa Subdivision

November 24, 2012, 8:50 AM HST
* Updated November 24, 8:55 AM
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Firefighters responding to a report of smoke at an abandoned home in the Ainaloa subdivision Friday extinguished a fire that was intentionally set.

Capt. Paul Austria of the Pahoa station said the fire was located in the closet and bath of the 800-square-foot structure’s master bedroom.

Fire crews arriving at the home at 16-2541 Ainaloa Drive at 4:19 p.m. had the fire extinguished five minutes later.

Damage was estimated at $8,000.

Police and a fire department inspector were investigating the cause of the fire.

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