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Fire Damages Pahoa Home

August 12, 2014, 10:39 AM HST
* Updated August 12, 10:41 AM
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An unattended candle started a blaze that damaged a Pahoa-area home early in the morning on Tuesday, August 12.

Fire-rescue personnel arrived just after 3:00 a.m. to find the living area and patio of the home partially engulfed in a fire, with flames visible coming from the ceiling.  The homeowner was found outside the structure with Hawaii Police Department personnel.

A total of 13 fire department personnel responded to the blaze at the 1,100 square foot, 3 bedroom home.

The fire was extinguished by 4:00 a.m.

Large sections of Puna remain without power after Hurricane Iselle passed over the Big Island late last week.

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