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Nanawale Estates Home Destroyed by Fire

February 6, 2014, 1:25 PM HST
* Updated February 6, 1:27 PM
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A home in Nanawale Estates was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters arriving at the home at 2:18 p.m. found the home engulfed in flames.

It took firefighters nearly two hours to extinguish the blaze at 14-3334 Mauna Kea Rd.

The home in the subdivision southeast of Pahoa was valued at $90,000.

County firefighters on Wednesday also fought a fire at a home in a subdivision near Volcano village.

The structure on Pa Alii Street in Royal Hawaiian Estates had smoke coming out from under the eaves when firefighters arrived at 10:53 a.m.

Neighbors said the 1,600-square-foot structure was used as a utility and storage building.

The residents were not home, but a neighbor provided firefighters with a key to gain access to the structure. The fire was extinguished within seven minutes.

According to a fire inspector on the scene, the fire likely was caused by a portable stove being used to heat the building.

Damage was estimated at $5,000.

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