Fire damages HPP home occupied by squatters

Police are looking into the cause of a fire late Monday night that heavily damaged a home on 22nd Avenue in Hawaiian Paradise Park authorities say was occupied by squatters.

Eleven fire units responded to the 11 p.m. alarm, with the first unit on scene eight minutes later.

Arriving firefighters found the single-story home engulfed in flames and two vehicles in the carport on fire.

No one was apparently at home at the time and no injures were reported.

Damage estimates are $187,400, with $46,000 worth of property reportedly saved.


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