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A 31-year-old Pahoa woman suffered second-degree burns on her hands while trying to leave a her burning home early this morning.

Hawaii County fire investigators believe an unattended candle caused the blaze that was reported at 3:22 a.m. in the 12-4000 block of Kona Street in Pahoa.

The 10-by-12-foot single-room structure and its contents were totally destroyed, Hawaii County fire officials said. The loss of the building was estimated at $20,000. The fire was reported under control by 3:55 a.m.

The woman was taken in stable condition to a hospital with burns to both hands. Shayla Shelton, the owner of the property, and another man and a child escaped unharmed.

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