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Big Island firefighters battle house fire on North Glenwood Road

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Hawaii Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out Friday morning at an abandoned home on North Glenwood Road near Mountain View.

According to fire officials, crews got the initial call at around 4 a.m. and arrived on scene of the two-story wooden structure already fully engulfed. Nearly 15 firefighters managed to extinguish the fire at around 6:20 a.m.

The rear of the house collapsed while the front was still standing.

There were no reports of any injuries. Neighbors told firefighters the owners have not lived in the house for some time, but there were squatters living there. The house also had electricity and gas, HFD said.

Damages to the structure were estimated at $30,000.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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