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Home heavily damaged by fire

  • JAMES GARRETT / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    A fire on Friday severely damaged the first floor of this six-bedroom home at 47-563 Hui Iwa St. near Ahui­manu Elementary School. One person was home when the blaze began, but he escaped without injury. The fire spread to the second story, causing an estimated $450,000 in damage in this home and $5,000 in heat damage to a neighboring house.
  • JAMES GARRETT / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    A fire on Friday severely damaged the first floor of this six-bedroom home at 47-563 Hui Iwa St. near Ahui­manu Elementary School. One person was home when the blaze began, but he escaped without injury. The fire spread to the second story, causing an estimated $450,000 in damage in this home and $5,000 in heat damage to a neighboring house.
  • JAMES GARRETT / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    Homeowner Mitsuko Higa spoke with a police officer Friday about the fire that gutted her Kahaluu home, the roof of which is visible at left. She and her husband, George, have lived there for 42 years; their daughter and son-in-law moved in about half a year ago. Firefighters estimated the house sustained $450,000 worth of damage.

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