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Investigators: Child playing with matches caused Ewa fire

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:07 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2013

A child playing with matches started a fire that displaced a family of 10 from their home in Ewa Tuesday, a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman said.

The fire caused $80,000 damage to the home at 91-716 Koalipehu Street.

The fire began in a bedroom at 2:27 p.m., causing significant damage, and spread to a second room,

Six adults and four children live at the house. Five people home at the time escaped without serious injury, although a woman complained of smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene. The American Red Cross is helping the displaced family.

The cause of the fire is classified as accidental.

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