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Fire Fighters Respond to Pahoa Home Fire

August 20, 2015, 10:52 AM HST
* Updated August 20, 10:55 AM
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A single-story, single family home on Azure Dr. in Pahoa was partially in flames early Thursday morning.

Hawai’i County Fire Department officials responded to the fire at 6:22 a.m. Upon arrival, fire fighters found smoke billowing out of rafters and a fire in the carport. Officials say a laundry room in the carport experienced heavy fire damage that spread to an adjoining bedroom and rafters.

The fire was extinguished using a preconnected line from a VE10D fire engine.

No occupants were in the home at the time of the fire. The Hawai’i Police Department has noted that squatters were evicted from the residence about a month ago.

There were no active Hawai’i Electric Light powerlines going to the home.

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Cause of the fire is undetermined. The total loss of the 1,252 square foot home is estimated to be $80,000.

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