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Hawaii island firefighters extinguished an early morning fire that broke out at an unoccupied residence in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision today.

Firefighters responded to 92-2617 Ohia Dr. at about 3:05 a.m. When they arrived, they saw an unoccupied single-story wooden structure residence fully engulfed in flames, the Hawaii County Fire Department said.

Fire crews brought the fire under control at 3:45 a.m. and extinguished it at 4:20 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Damage to the unpermitted, 528-square-foot structure was estimated at $60,720.

The fire department said the cause of the fire is undetermined.

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