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Woman dies in house fire on Big Island

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HONOKAA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A woman is dead after a house fire broke out on the Big Island on Kahana Road Tuesday night.

The home caught fire at around 8:30 p.m.

Big Island fire crews arrived on scene to the fully involved structure fire that was engulfing a single story family residence.

Neighbors reported the woman missing, but crews were unable to conduct a search immediately because the house was fully engulfed in flames.

Fire crews stayed on scene overnight while fire investigators searched the area. The Red Cross also responded.

Officials say the fire caused about $300,000 in damages to the home.

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