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HFD finishes investigation of Pacific Palisades fire that killed a couple in their 60s

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PEARL CITY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Three days after a couple in their 60s died in a Pacific Palisades house fire, the Honolulu Fire Department completed their investigation. 

The cause of the fire remains a mystery as HFD says they were unable to determine the source of the flames.

According to HFD, the fire began just after 2:30 a.m. Friday. Initially, the two occupants of the home were reported missing. After the three-alarm fire was extinguished around 5:45 a.m., the two occupants were found dead inside the home.

Family identified the two as 68-year-old Gordon Kamihara and his wife, 66-year-old Cheryl.

The couple is remembered by neighbors as "really nice people" who were giving and helpful.

Damage estimates to the burned home and its contents reached $417,000, HFD said. Neighboring homes also had upwards of $148,000 in damage. Property loss for the fire has been estimated at a total of $565,000.

HFD says 67 percent of fatal house fires on Oahu occurred in homes without working smoke alarms. The HFD reminds the public to ensure installed smoke detectors work properly.

This story may be updated.

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