Hawaii fire officials investigating cause of structure fire in Volcano

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Fire officials on Hawaii Island are investigating the cause of a structure fire that started around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, and caused the collapse of a wooden structure in the Volcano area.

Fire officials said, the one-story wooden structure on Elepaio Road was approximately 20 feet long by 20 feet wide and had an iron roof.

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The building was not occupied and empty of contents, according to the Hawaii County Fire Department. No injuries were reported in the blaze.

Fire units first arrived at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday and reported the fire was under control around 6:17 p.m.

The blaze was fully extinguished by 7:05 p.m., according to fire officials.

Officials said, 100% of the structure was damaged by the fire and damage is estimated at $10,000.
The investigation is ongoing.

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