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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.


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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