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Firefighters extinguish 3-alarm town home fire in Mililani

Firefighters are at the scene of a three-alarm town house fire in Mililani.

The initial alarm came in just before 7 p.m. on Kapuahi Street.

A second alarm was called immediately afterward.

Crews arrived to find one unit fully involved in flames, and a third alarm was called at 7:04 p.m.

Neighbor Robert Andrade told us he was watching the college football national champion game when he heard an odd sound.

"I heard some glass cracking, like someone cracking glass. We saw the fire coming out the back of the house," he said. After an unsuccessful attempt to turn on the water hose, "we just told the next-door neighbors that were eating dinner to get out, just yelled, told everybody to get out. In about five minutes, we made it out of there and that's when it just exploded."

"Our fire crews quickly established command, got a water supply, and began to fight the fire to stop it from spreading. They did an excellent job and they were able to knock it down quickly," said Capt. Scot Seguirant, Honolulu Fire Department. "No injuries are reported at this time, and we're just very thankful that nobody was seriously injured or killed."

The fire was extinguished at 8:31 p.m.

Fire officials say no one was home when the unit caught fire. Officials say it was heavily damaged.

Officials also report minor damage to two other units.

The cause remains under investigation.

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