Firefighters extinguish Hawaiian Acres structure fire

The cause of a Hawaiian Acres structure fire Monday is “undetermined,” according to the Hawaii County Fire Department.

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The cause of a Hawaiian Acres structure fire Monday is “undetermined,” according to the Hawaii County Fire Department.

Responding to a 12:13 p.m. call, firefighters discovered an approximately 24- by 52-foot single-story house on Lehua Street in flames. The garage was fully involved with some fire extension through a crawl space over the living area.

Firefighters controlled the fire from spreading further into the living quarters. The blaze was extinguished at 12:47 p.m. by using approximately 3,000 gallons of water. The scene was then turned over to the fire inspector.

No evacuations, roadblocks or injuries were reported. Damage to the home was estimated at $120,000, according to the department.

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American Red Cross volunteers also responded to the fire, which affected one person and caused major damage to the home. Red Cross volunteers went to the scene to address the immediate emergency needs of anyone affected, such as shelter, food and clothing, are being met.

Caseworkers will continue to follow up with the family to ensure their immediate needs are met, and to provide referrals to assist with their disaster recovery.

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