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Volcano Man Dies as Result of Fire

September 20, 2017, 10:48 AM HST
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Hawaiʻi Island police had previously reported that a man was injured in a fire on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at approximately 6:10 p.m., at a residence located on Nahelenani Street in Volcano.

The injured man was the owner of the home. He has been identified as Kris Anderson, 64, who was airlifted to the Straub Burn Center in critical condition.

He succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, Sept. 14.

The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental.

The fire Battalion Chief determined that the fire was started by children playing with matches under the structure.

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The victim sustained injuries while re-entering structure to check to see if any children were still in the house.

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