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Hawaii County says audible siren in the Hilo area was a false alarm

Hawaii County said this evening’s audible emergency siren in the Hilo area is a false alarm.

An initial investigation indicated at least one siren in central Hilo began sounding shortly after 8:30 p.m., possibly as a result of an electrical fault at the siren site.

Hawaii State Emergency Management confirmed it was not an intentional activation and shut it off within about five minutes

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