North Kohala home destroyed by fire; damage totaled at $400,000

Flames and smoke were seen Sunday afternoon.
Flames and smoke were seen Sunday afternoon.(Kaylee Cordeiro)
Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 1:04 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii Island family is picking up the pieces of their home following a devastating fire Sunday afternoon.

Flames destroyed a home along Maulili Road in North Kohala around 2:30 p.m.

The fire department says flames spread quickly through the home which eventually collapsed. A second structure on the property was also severely damaged.

Two people were inside when the fire ignited, but luckily, no one was hurt.

Damage was tallied at $400,000.

The American Red Cross is aiding the displaced family of five. Loved ones say they lost all of their family mementos and personal belongings.

A GoFundMe account has been started to help with expenses. Click here for details. Donations as of Monday have surpassed $8,500.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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