Unattended candle sparks fire at Kahala yoga store

Fire officials: foam mat, wooden floor scorched

 UPDATED 4:29 PM HST Dec 31, 2012

Honolulu fire officials say an unattended candle was the cause of a fire at store at Kahala Mall early Monday morning.

It happened at the Core Power Yoga at around 1:30 a.m.

A security guard reported seeing light smoke coming from a vent near the store.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing flames visible inside.

Fire officials say the candle was on a foam mat.  The candle burned down to the foam mat and the mat caught on fire.  The wooden floor under the mat was also burned.

The heat also cracked a mirror.

Fire crews extinguished the flames just before 2 a.m.  No one was injured.

Damage is estimated at $1,000.

The mall was open for normal operations.

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