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Hilo home burns Wednesday night (April 18)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:06 p.m. alarm Wednesday (April 18) to Hoaka Road in Hilo for a structure fire.

Originally reported as a brushfire, crews arrived to find a two-story home on fire. Firefighters had the fire under control by 10:22 p.m. and it was declared out at 12:30 a.m.

The home appeared abandoned as many of the windows were boarded up with plywood. There were no injuries reported in the blaze. The loss is estimated to be $40,000 with 100,000 saved. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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