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Wailua man suffers burns in house fire

Published On: Dec 15 2013 02:53:36 PM HST
WAILUA, Hawaii -

A Wailua man was hospitalized for injuries sustained in a house fire Sunday morning, according to Kauai County fire officials.

Kapaa firefighters responded to Ohana Street at around 6:45 a.m.  Crews say flames covered the top half of the home.

One of the home's occupants suffered severe burns while attempting to extinguish the blaze.  The 29-year-old man was initially transported to Wilcox Memorial Hospital and then flown to Straub Clinic & Hospital in Honolulu.

The fire was extinguished by 8 a.m. and caused roughly $150,000 in damage to the two-story home and its contents.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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