Fire destroys Pearl City home

PEARL CITY (KHNL) - An elderly woman is homeless after an early morning fire destroyed her house on Hoomoana Street in Pearl City.

The fire broke out just before 2:30 a.m. Monday.

The 80-year-old woman was home at the time.  She and her dog made it out of the house before rescue crews arrived.

Fire officials say the smoke alarm may have alerted her.

The fire was contained under 20 minutes.

The total damage to the three-bedroom house is estimated at $450,000.

Investigators believe the fire began in a bathroom at the back of the house.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.