Fire destroys home in Pahoa
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Fire destroys home in Pahoa

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Fire destroyed a single-family home this afternoon in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision in Pahoa.

The fire was reported at 1:43 p.m. Hawaii County Fire Department responded with 10 units staffed by 27 personnel.

Arriving firefighters found the single-story structure fully engulfed in flames and a neighboring home threatened by flames.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control by 2:45 p.m. It was deemed fully extinguished by 5 p.m.

The neighboring home sustained damage from radiant heat.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The home reportedly had been occupied by squatters.

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