2 escape Kaneohe house fire

Fire officials: Half of home heavily damaged

 UPDATED 4:53 PM HST Jul 17, 2013
KANEOHE, Hawaii -

Two people were able to escape their Kaneohe home after it went up in flames early Wednesday, according to fire officials.

The fire broke out just before 12:30 a.m. at a three-story home on Kuneki Way.

The flames were extinguished about 40 minutes later.

Authorities say about half of the home was heavily damaged.

Fire investigators say the flames started in a utility/fitness room on the bottom floor.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Damage is estimated at $350,000.

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