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Fire damages Hawaiian Shores home

Hawaii 24/7 Staff

A fire Wednesday morning caused massive damage to a house in Hawaiian Shores, Pahoa.

The blaze caused an estimated $125,000 damage to the Maiko Street home worth $175,000.

No one was home at the time, fire officials reported.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the 1,056-square-foot single-story dwelling.

Thirteen firefighters fought the blaze and brought the fire under control by 11:32 a.m. It was extinguished by 11:35 a.m.

RED CROSS RESPONDING TO FIRE IN PAHOA

Volunteers with the American Red Cross responding to a residential fire reported on Maiko Street in Hawaiian Shores.

Red Cross disaster volunteers will meet with affected residents and ensure their immediate emergency needs for food, shelter and clothing are met.

Caseworkers will continue to follow up with anyone affected in the coming weeks to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance as needed to help with the recovery process.

The Red Cross encourages all families to make a disaster plan to include an evacuation plan with two different routes of escape, a communications plan to help families reconnect after disaster and a disaster supplies kit that is readily available to aid in a quick evacuation.

Information on developing a family plan is available to the public at www.redcross.org, or a brochure can be requested by calling 734-2101.

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