The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) responded to a building fire at 2235 Aulii Street with seven units staffed with 26 personnel. The first unit arrived at 9:17 a.m. to find a two-story single family residence with smoke and flames emanating from the second story of the structure.
Personnel established command, secured a water source and commenced with firefighting operations. The fire was brought under control at 9:44 a.m. and the fire was extinguished at 10:19 a.m.
It was reported that a family of three lived in the home with an adult female being home at the time of the fire. She was alerted to the fire visually and escaped the home without any injuries. Two adult males also live in the home but were not there at the time of the fire.
The fire is under investigation and the cause has yet to be determined. Fire damages are estimated at $275,000 to the structure and $25,000 to its contents. No injuries were reported for this incident. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced occupants.
The home did have working smoke detectors but it did not have fire sprinklers. The HFD will continue to advocate for fire sprinklers in buildings. It is the most effective way to protect your property and safeguard lives from a fire.