Firefighters douse HPP house fire

Hawaii island firefighters responded to an early morning residential fire at the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Keaau.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 15-1811 27th Ave. shortly after 5 a.m. today. Upon arrival, they observed the home fully engulfed in flames.

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There were no occupants on the property at the time of the fire.

Firefighters brought the fire under control at 5:20 a.m. and extinguished it within five minutes.

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A person who reported the fire said squatters possibly occupied the home, according to the Hawaii County Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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