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The Latest: Police investigate fatal Big Island fire

November 24, 2018

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a fatal Big Island fire (all times local):

3 p.m.

Police are investigating a fatal Big Island fire.

Firefighters found a dead body while cleaning up after the early Friday Pahoa blaze.

Police say the body was in a small detached studio that was engulfed in flames.

The identity of the victim and cause of the fire are still under investigation. An autopsy will be conducted.

Firefighters estimate $180,000 in damage.


9:20 a.m.

Big Island firefighters cleaning up a Pahoa structure fire have found a dead body.

Firefighters say they extinguished early Friday’s blaze at a one-story structure and were mopping up when they discovered the fatality.

Firefighters estimate $180,000 in damage.

No additional details were immediately available.

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