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Hawaii County police ID two victims in fatal Hilo house fire

Hawaii County police have identified the two victims of a fire that engulfed a Hilo home early Thursday morning.

Dental records were used to identify William Hachmeister, 67, and Dixeen Sakamoto, 60, both of Hilo. According to autopsy results, both victims died of toxic carbon monoxide inhalation tied to the house fire.

The fire at a home on Wainaku Avenue was reported at 1:08 a.m. Thursday. After firefighters extinguished the flames, the two bodies were discovered in the rubble.

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