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Fire destroys home in Hilo

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:10 a.m. HST, Jun 16, 2013

Fire destroyed a home in the Kawailani district of Hilo Saturday night.

Hawaii County firefighters, responding to the 8:45 p.m. alarm, found the sing-story wooden home fully engulfed in flames, with the fire spreading to nearby trees and brush.

Firefighters controlled the fire at 545 Ainalako Road at 9:28 p.m. and extinguished it at 10:45 p.m.    

Damage is estimated at $200,000. The cause is under investigation.

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