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Fire causes $40K in damage to Hilo concrete and asphalt plant


Hilo firefighters yesterday morning extinguished a fire at a concrete and asphalt manufacturing plant that engulfed a heating oil pump and storage tank and caused an estimated $40,000 in damage.

Three engines and four other units responded to the 6:50 a.m. alarm and found the enclosed pump and tank, as well as a wooden roof, on fire.

The blaze was brought under control by 7:10 a.m. and extinguished give minutes later. 

No injuries were reported.


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