Fire destroys home in Honomu

Published On: Jan 30 2013 08:09:14 AM HST   Updated On: Jan 02 2013 12:47:29 PM HST

Carolyn Okonek

HONOMU, Hawaii -

The American Red Cross is helping a family reeling from a fire that destroyed their home in Honomu on the Big Island Wednesday morning.

Firefighters responded to the home on Puako Street just after 6:15 a.m.

The single-family home was engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived and the roof already collapsed, according to fire officials.

According to the victim's brother, a man that was transported to the hospital had mobility issues getting out of the house.  He was taken to Hilo Medical Center in stable condition.

A 10-year-old boy was in the home at the time of the fire and got out safely, according to sources at the scene.

Damage was estimated at $60,000.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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