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Fire destroys Pahoa home

No one was injured in this afternoon’s fire that destroyed a Pahoa house, which was unoccupied.

When Hawaii County firefighters arrived at about 2:19 p.m., the house, located on Uilani Drive, was about 50 percent to 60 percent engulfed in flames, the fire department said.

The call came in at 2:09 p.m., and the first unit responded at 2:12 p.m. The fire was brought under control at 2:50 p.m., and was extinguished at 3:30 p.m.

No other homes were threatened, and firefighters were able to contain the flames to the one house.

Ten firefighters and four other personnel responded to the fire.

The fire department determined it was a total loss.

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