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11 homeless after fire damages home near Hilo

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:52 a.m. HST, Aug 19, 2012

A fire in Kaumana on Hawaii island caused "major damage" to a home and left 11 people homeless Friday night.

Firefighters responded to 10 Manaolana Street near Waianuenue Avenue, at about 7:15 p.m. and found more than half of the two-story house ablaze with flames spreading from an enclosed garage to the main structure, Hawaii County firefighters said.

Firefighters said 8 adults and 3 children were displaced by the fire. A 25-year-old man sustained minor injuries in the fire. 

Thirteen firefighters extinguished the fire  in about an hour.

Damage was estimated at $250,000 to the home and its contents, including three vehicles.

The cause was under investigation.

The Red Cross responded to help the home's residents.

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