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Victims of fatal Hilo house fire ID'd

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:37 a.m. HST, Aug 19, 2013

Hawaii County police have identified the two victims of a fatal fire in Hilo using dental records.

They are William Hachmeister, 67; and Dixeen Sakamoto, 60, both of Hilo.

An autopsy conducted determined that both victims died of toxic carbon monoxide inhalation due to a 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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