Red Cross helping Keaau family after fire damages home

2 residents, 1 in a wheelchair, escaped fire without injury

Published  4:35 AM HST Feb 08, 2013
KEAAU, Hawaii -

The American Red Cross is helping a family in Keaau on the Big Island after a fire damaged their home Thursday night.

Fire crews got the call to Keaau-Pahoa Road just before 7:30 p.m.

Fire officials say when crews got to the scene, the home was on fire with two residents in the rear of the building.

Both residents, one of them in a wheelchair, were able to escape without injury.

The fire was confined to three rooms and a hallway area, according to fire officials.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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