Big Island firefighters discover body while battling house fire

Big Island firefighters discovered a body while battling a house fire in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.

The fire broke out shortly after 9 p.m. Monday in a residence on Bamboo Lane.

Officials say the structure was fully involved when firefighters arrived to the scene.

While battling the blaze, firefighters discovered the body of an unidentified male.

The was fire was under control within 20 minutes and extinguished by 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Hawaii Police Department is also investigating.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday to determine the exact cause of death and to attempt to identify the victim.

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