Victims Named in Fatal Hilo House FireAugust 19, 2013, 10:43 AM HST (Updated August 19, 2013, 2:24 PM)
The two victims of a fatal fire in Hilo early Thursday, Aug. 15 have been identified through dental records as 67-year-old William Hachmeister and 60-year-old Dixeen Sakamoto, both of Hilo.
An autopsy conducted Friday also determined that both victims died of toxic carbon monoxide inhalation due to house fire.
The fire at a home on Wainaku Avenue was reported at 1:08 a.m. Thursday. After firefighters extinguished the flames, the two bodies were discovered in the rubble.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.