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Two hurt in Kaumana house fire (Jan. 13)

Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Two people were injured in a house fire early Monday in Hilo’s Kaumana neighborhood.

Emergency crews were alerted at 4:14 a.m. to the fire in a single-story residence at 2073 Uhaloa Rd. Firefighters arrived to find the front bedroom engulfed and flames spreading into the hallway.

The fire was extinguished by 4:45 a.m.

The residents escaped the house, although two sustained injuries and were transported to Hilo Medical Center.

No damage estimate was reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.

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