2 dead in Hilo house fire; investigation underway


Two people apparently died this morning in a house fire on Wainaku Street in Hilo.

Fire personnel arrived on the scene and found the home to be fully engulfed in flames, with the roof partially collapsed.

Two bodies were later found within the structure. Their identities were not immediately known.

The fire is under investigation by the fire inspector and the Hawaii Police Department.

See Friday’s West Hawaii Today for more on this story.