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Candle causes fire at house in Pepeekeo, Hawaii island


An unattended candle was the cause of a fire that damaged a Pepeekeo house this morning, the Hawaii County Fire Department reported.

The family of five, with two adults and three young children, escaped by the time firefighters arrived at the scene.

A fire spokesman said the house was received 50 percent fire damage and the remainder of the house had smoke and water damage.

Damage to the structure was estimated at $84,000.

The fire department received a call at 8:09 a.m. The first unit arrived at 8:20 a.m.

Fifteen firefighters brought the blaze under control by 8:30 a.m.

Two back bedrooms were most heavily involved, the fire department said.

The Red Cross responded to offer help to the family.

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