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Fire destroys Kailua home

  • PHOTO BY KAIPO CHUNG / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISERA four-bedroom home in Kailua was destroyed in a blaze earlier today.
    PHOTO BY KAIPO CHUNG / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    A four-bedroom home in Kailua was destroyed in a blaze earlier today.
  • PHOTO BY KAIPO CHUNG / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISERFirefighters battled a blaze at a four-bedroom home in Kailua earlier today.
    PHOTO BY KAIPO CHUNG / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    Firefighters battled a blaze at a four-bedroom home in Kailua earlier today.

A fire destroyed a Kailua home today, leaving a family of four homeless and killing the pet dog, a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman said.

 
The fire began at 12:24 p.m. and quickly engulfed the four-bedroom home on Kaipii Street, said Honolulu Fire Capt. Terry Seelig.
 
No one was home when the fire started, and the Red Cross is helping the family, Seelig said. 
 
A fire investigator is trying to determine the cause of the fire, which caused about $400,000 in damage.
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