Fire crews called to late-night fire at Hilo home

Damage estimated at $80K

 UPDATED 10:53 AM HST Mar 01, 2013
HILO, Hawaii -

Fire inspectors are looking into the cause of a blaze that damaged a Hilo home Thursday night.

Fire officials say crews were called just before 10:30 p.m. to Kinoole Street.

When firefighters arrived, they found flames burning the porch area of the two-story home.

The flames had spread to the bedroom upstairs through a window and into a main living area downstairs.

All of the residents in the home were able to escape the fire safely.

The fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes.

Damage was estimated at $80,000.  The Red Cross is helping the affected family.

PHOTOS: Hilo home damaged by fire
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Paul Miyasaki

Fire inspectors are looking into the cause of a blaze that damaged a Hilo home Thursday night.

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