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Fire chars home in Keaau

Hawaii island firefighters responded to a residential fire that fully engulfed a home in Keaau.

Firefighters responded shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the single-story home located at 17-4437 South Road in Kurtistown. When they arrived, they observed the house engulfed in flames, according to a news release from the Hawaii County Fire Department.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control at approximately 5:38 p.m. and extinguished it at about 7:30 p.m.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

The cause is still under investigation. Damage to the structure and its contents is estimated at $120,000.

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