LIHUE >> A Kauai baby born Thursday was the island’s first of 2015 and possibly the only one delivered by candlelight.
The Garden Island reports a power outage struck Kauai Island Utility Cooperative 23 minutes into the new year.
Certified nurse-midwife Sharon Offley says it was still dark at 1 a.m. when she arrived at the Kilauea home of Dane and Anjela Rose Smith.
Offley says it’s not exactly new to have a baby without electricity.
Anjela Rose Smith spent her labor in a hot tub and delivered her third child at 3:07 a.m.
The baby girl weighed at seven pounds, 15 ounces.
The power cooperative says its control system detected a fault and shut down its largest generator. Power was restored to most island customers by 5:40 a.m.