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Arson suspected in Puna fire

Fire officials say a Friday afternoon structure fire that caused $8,000 in damage to an abandoned Puna home was intentionally set.

According to written a Fire Department statement, four units responded to the 4:07 p.m. alarm with the first unit on scene at 16-2541 Ainaloa Drive at 4:19 p.m.

The fire was reported under control a minute later and extinguished at 4:24 p.m.

The blaze, which filled the 800-square-foot, single-family dwelling with smoke, was confined to the bath and closet area of the master bedroom.

Fire officials estimate that $30,000 in property was saved.


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