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Fatal fire victims identified

The two victims of a fatal fire in Hilo early Thursday, Aug. 15, have been identified through dental records as 67-year-old William Hachmeister and 60-year-old Dixeen Sakamoto, both of Hilo.

An autopsy conducted Friday, Aug. 16, also determined that both victims died of toxic carbon monoxide inhalation due to house fire, according to police.

The fire at the home on Wainaku Avenue was reported at 1:08 a.m. Thursday. After firefighters extinguished the flames, the two bodies were discovered in the rubble.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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