Child playing with lighter appears to have started blaze at Kalihi apartment

Child playing with lighter appears to have started blaze at Kalihi apartment
Firefighters responded to a blaze Tuesday at Kalihi Valley Homes. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A blaze Tuesday morning at Kalihi Valley Homes appears to have been started by a child playing with a lighter, officials said.

The damage to the unit and its content was estimated at about $79,000.

The fire started about 10 a.m., and a fire alarm in the unit sounded.

A resident said her daughter woke her up and she was able to get five children out of the unit. There were no injuries reported.

This story will be updated.

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