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Christmas Eve fire destroys Big Island home, body found inside

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EDEN ROC, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Big Island firefighters have found a body inside a burned house in the Eden Roc section of Mountain View.

The home located at 112830 Palainui Avenue caught on fire at 7:09 p.m.

Investigators say the single-story home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters first arrived.

Flames were brought under control at 7:45 p.m.

The body was discovered after the flames were extinguished, the person's identity wasn't immediately released.

Damage to the 800-square foot home is estimated at $33,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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