HONOLULU (KHON2) — It is an adrenaline rush, neighbors helping neighbors in the middle of a large house fire and told those nearby to get out.
Around 5:12 p.m. today, Honolulu Police, Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services quickly responded to a large fire in Pacific Heights.
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Junko arrived at the scene worried and checking on the owners and if anyone might have been inside the home at the time of the fire.
Her mother previously lived in the home now ravaged by the flames.
Junko said, “I just worry about the neighbors.”
Officials said no one was in the main living space of the property. Neighbors said flames reached as high as the electric poles, and more than 40 firefighters responded to the blaze.
HFD Acting Battalion Chief Sam Chong said, “The building is highly damaged it’s unoccupiable and we can’t get in there right now to investigate at this time.”
EMS said they treated a man in his 50s for smoke inhalation, but many like Junko were relieved no one else was injured.
EMS also escorted three residents to an EMS unit staging at Booth Park for unknown reasons.
Junko said, “I know that’s my house nobody here, so that’s why, but I just worry about the neighbors.”
HFD said they are still investigating where the fire started and how much was lost.
The fire was extinguished by 6:50 p.m.