HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Fire investigators say the apparent cause of a fire that badly damaged an apartment in McCully Wednesday morning was due to an unattended candle on a family altar.
Officials say combustible materials nearby allowed the fire to quickly spread through the bedroom and the rest of the apartment.
It happened about 7:20 Wednesday morning at 742 Hauoli Street.
Eight fire companies fought the flames in one of four downstairs apartments.
The fire and smoke damaged a single downstairs unit.
The occupant was home at the time of the fire but was not hurt.
Officials say there was no smoke detector in the unit.