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Elderly woman escapes fire at Kalihi home

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An elderly woman was able to escape a fire at a Bernice Street home in Kalihi this morning.

The Honolulu Fire Department said it responded to the two-alarm fire at 1506 Bernice St., at 9:45 a.m., when they found smoke and flames coming from ground-floor windows.

The fire was contained to one bedroom, where an 81-year-old woman was home but managed to escape with the assistance of an unidentified bystander. She was treated and taken to a hospital by ambulance.

The fire, which was extinguished by 10:05 a.m., remains under investigation.

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