Fire destroys house on Stainback Highway

Fire officials said that a Monday afternoon fire destroyed an unoccupied house on Stainback Highway in Hilo.

According to a Hawaii Fire Department statement, 10 units responded to the 3:28 p.m. alarm, with the first unit on scene five minutes later.

Arriving firefighters found the two-story structure about 80% involved in flames with a vehicle in the garage fully involved.

A power line was down and arcing, the statement said, but the cause of the fire was listed as “under investigation.”

The estimated property loss was $456,000 with no property saved, according to the statement.

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