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Flames engulf Hilo home

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Hawaii Island firefighters battled a house fire in Hilo Saturday night.  

Crews were called to a home on Ainalako Road near Waikea Uka around 8:45 p.m..

Upon arrival, they found a single-story wooden structure fully engulfed, with flames spreading to nearby trees and heavy brush.

The blaze was under control about 45 minutes later, but officials deemed the structure a total loss.

No injuries were reported and nearby residents say the home was vacant when the fire happened.

The cause is under investigation.

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