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Fire damages North Shore home

HALEIWA (HawaiiNewsNow) – An unattended candle touched off a fire Monday morning that damaged a Haleiwa home and slightly injured one of its occupants. Firefighters were called to a home on Wana Place just before 6:00 AM Monday when a fire broke out in one of the homes bedrooms.

Fire officials say that a candle in the bedroom burned down to the holder and then ignited plastic material on a piece of furniture. The occupants of the home tried to extinguish the fire with a garden hose before firefighters arrived on scene. The fire was completely extinguished at around 7:00 AM.

A male occupant of the home suffered a first-degree burn to the hand but refused treatment.

Damage to the home and its contents are estimated at $80,000. The Red Cross is assisting the victims of the fire.

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