PAHOA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Big Island firefighters extinguished a fire that caused a residential building to collapse on Puua Road in Pahoa on Friday, Sept. 24. The cost of damage is estimated to be $10,000.
According to the Hawaii Fire Department (HFD), the incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. Friday, and firefighters arrived at the scene at 7:20 p.m.
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When firefighters arrived, they found a one-story residential building engulfed in fire. HFD said the building had already collapsed prior to their arrival. The blaze was brought under control at 7:25 p.m. and was fully extinguished at 8:45 p.m.
HFD said the owner of the residence has been deceased for a few months prior to the incident, and the house is currently unoccupied. No injuries were reported.
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Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.