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Seven people left homeless by Pahoa fire


The American Red Cross is assisting a family of seven whose Pahoa home caught fire yesterday afternoon.

The fire in a single story home in the Nawawale subdivision of Pahoa was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Two adults and five children, ages 7 to 16, lived at the house at 143550 Mauna Kea Dr. No one was injured.

Damage to the home and a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup parked outside is estimated at $340,000. The cause is under investigation.

Firefighters were called at 5:32 p.m. to the  3,200 square foot home. The fire was reported under control at 6:29 p.m. and extinguished at 7:45 p.m.

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