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Fire Destroys Nanawale Estates Home

September 3, 2013, 9:17 AM HST
* Updated September 3, 9:18 AM
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Fire department inspectors are trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Nanawale Estates early this morning.

Firefighters responding to a 12:27 a.m. call found the two-story home on Lehua Road engulfed in flames.

It took 17 firefighters more than two hours to extinguish the blaze.

The value of the 1,800-square-foot, four-bedroom home was estimated at $90,000, according to a report from Capt. Chris Mantz of the Pahoa Fire Station.

The Red Cross was assisting the displaced home owners, Mantz said.

Late Sunday morning, a fire in a mattress caused an unknown amount of damage to a home on Aipuni Street in the Kaumana area of Hilo.

Firefighters arriving at the home at 11:38 a.m. found smoke and flames visible from ground-level windows. It took 11 minutes to extinguish the fire which was confined to the mattress.

The fire prompted police to temporarily close Aipuni Street to traffic at its intersection with Kaumana Drive.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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