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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 6:52 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Fire destroys Fern Forest house

By David Waite
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawai'i County Fire Department officials are attempting to determine what sparked a fire that destroyed a home yesterday on Maliaaina Road in the Fern Forest subdivision of Mountain View.

Fifteen firefighters, including several from a volunteer company, responded to the alarm call at 10:21 a.m.

When a crew of firefighters from the Volcano Fire Station arrived at the scene, the home was fully engulfed by flames.

The house, which appeared to have built without a permit, collapsed during the blaze, fire officials said. There was no report of any injuries.

Damages to the structure were estimated at $20,000