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Body found in burned Kailua-Kona home

November 3, 2017 - 2:24pm

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Fire Department reportedly found the body of a man in his mid-50s inside a four-bedroom home that burned early this morning in Kailua-Kona.

The house was fully engulfed in flames before responders put it out at 7:10 a.m. The home is located on Oluolu Street, and the fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m.

The cause is under investigation, the fire department reported in a press release, although it appears the blaze began at the back of the house.

The approximately 3,000-square-foot home suffered $210,000 in damages over two stories.

Volunteers with the American Red Cross have responded to 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.

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