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Son saves mother's home from fire in Papaaloa

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The Hawaii County Fire Department responded to a house fire in the Papaaloa area Saturday morning that caused $10,000 in damage.

Hawaii Fire officials say it happened shortly after 5 a.m. on Nanu Street.

Officials say the homeowner's son, Reuben Prensky, awoke to crackling noises and found the laundry sink engulfed in flames. Prensky used the garden hose to extinguish the fire prior to HFD's arrival.

The fire was contained to the outside laundry area of the home.

Authorities say the electrical wiring in the laundry area was the cause of the fire. Damages are estimated at $10,000.

No injuries were reported.

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