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Hilo House Fire Causes $100K in Damages

April 13, 2015, 7:19 AM HST
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The Hawai’i County Fire Department responded to a fire just before 2:30 a.m. on Sunday in the area about a mile-and-a-half up Amauulu Road in Hilo.

Fire officials say that upon arrival, an older single-family home was found fully engulfed in flames. Residents of the home had already evacuated and were waiting along Amauulu Road with Hawai’i Police Department personnel.

The home is located at the end of an unpaved, difficult to access road. Thirteen fire fighters were on the scene. They established fire lines and were able to get the fire under control by 2:45 a.m. It was completely extinguished just after 5:30 a.m.

According to HFD, the fire caused about $100,000 in damages. No one was injured in the incident. The fire inspector continues to investigate the fire.

Red Cross volunteers have responded and assisted the family. On scene, the agency ensured emergency needs were met, including shelter, food, and clothing. Red Cross officials say the family of five will continue to be checked up upon to make sure immediate needs are fulfilled and to provide referrals to assist with their disaster recovery.

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