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UPDATE: Fire Crews Respond to Hilo Blaze

April 4, 2016, 11:15 AM HST
* Updated April 4, 3:42 PM
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***Updated at 3:30 p.m. to include information from the Hawai’i County Fire Department.***

The Hawai’i County Fire Department responded to a fire located on Mililani Street in Hilo just after 10 a.m. on Monday

According to HFD officials, a unit arrived on scene to find an unoccupied residential structure fully engulfed in flames.

Twenty-one fire personnel worked to extinguish the fire, which was under control at 10:40 a.m. and fully out by 12:16 p.m.

Fire officials say the blaze initially threatened a home on Manono Street, but two crews protected the home using tactical attack lines.

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Hawai’i Police Department officers conducted roadblocks at the Piilani Street and Mililani Street intersection, as well as at the Hualani Street and Mililani Street intersection.

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The cause of the fire is currently unknown, as is the total loss figure on the home.

***Original story posted at 11:15 p.m.***

A fire burning in Hilo caught the attention of many in the area Monday morning.

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Preliminary information notes that a structure in the Manono Street area of Hilo is burning.

Hawai’i County Fire Department crews are on scene, and Hawai’i Police Department officers are directing traffic out of the area.

Stay with Big Island Now as details develop.

Photo credit: Rene Pierre Martin.

Photo credit: Rene Pierre Martin.

Photo credit: Melissa Mulliken.

Photo credit: Melissa Mulliken.

Photo credit: Melissa Mulliken.

Photo credit: Melissa Mulliken.

Photo credit: Melissa Mulliken.

Photo credit: Melissa Mulliken.

Photo credit: Melissa Mulliken.

Photo credit: Melissa Mulliken.

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