Fire destroys Pahoa home

A fire Wednesday night that destroyed an unoccupied home for sale on Kahakai Boulevard in Pahoa is under investigation for possible arson.

Five units answered the 7:21 p.m. alarm with the first unit arriving 10 minutes later to find the single-story structure fully involved in fire and smoke.

Traffic was detoured to North and South Puni Mauka Loop as firefighters battled the blaze.

The fire was reported under control at 7:43 p.m. and extinguished at 8:29 p.m.

The estimated loss was $115,000.

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