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Victims Named in Fatal Hilo House Fire

August 19, 2013, 10:43 AM HST
* Updated August 19, 2:24 PM
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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.

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