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Hawaii island firefighters battle Pahoa house fire

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:47 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2013

No one was injured in a fire that burned a house in Pahoa on Hawaii island Friday.

The fire at Lalakea Street in Hawaiian Beaches took about two hours to extinguish, after the initial alarm at 2:50 p.m., authorities said.

Firefighters found the single-story, 3-bedroom home and a vehicle fully involved when they arrived at about 3 p.m.

The fire was under control 4 p.m. and extinguished by 7:45 p.m.

Damage is estimated at $187,000. The cause is under investigation.

There were no major injuries reported.

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