Fire damages Hilo home

A Sunday morning fire did an estimated $200,000 in damage to a Hilo home.

According to a written Fire Department statement, 13 units responded to a 10:43 a.m. alarm at 180 Mauna Loa St. with the first unit arriving five minutes later.

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Arriving firefighters found the upper story of the two-story home fully involved in flames. All occupants escaped safely and have been referred to the Red Cross.

The fire was reported under control at 10:58 a.m. and extinguished at 11:08 a.m.

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About $100,000 in property value was reportedly saved and there was no reported damage to surrounding structures.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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