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Kailua-Kona Resident Dies in House Fire

November 3, 2017, 1:26 PM HST
* Updated November 3, 10:48 PM
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A house fire in Kailua-Kona claimed one male victim this morning.

Firefighters arrived at the scene of a four-bedroom, two-story house fire in Kailua-Kona on Oluolu Street in the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

They arrived on the scene at 6:14 a.m. to find the house fully engulfed in flames. The fire was located at the back of the house and appears to have started downstairs.

The fire spread from the south side of the two-story residence, but no other surrounding homes were damaged. The fire was under control at 6:45 a.m.

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Upon extinguishing the fire, fire crew members found the body of the male victim within the lower unit of the structure.

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An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death and to positively identify the victim.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and the loss was estimated at $120,000.

Police ask anyone who may have any information on the blaze call Detective David Matsushima at (808) 326-4646 ext. 224.

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