Massive fire breaks out in Waimalu home, neighbors say it’s abandoned

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Heavy black smoke can be seen from a two-alarm house fire that happened on January 18 around 4:40 p.m.

The Honolulu Fire Department responded to an address on Hekaha Street near Oa Street in Waimalu and found the structure fully engulfed in fire.

Firefighters took command of the scene and began firefighting operations.

“I’ve been around a lot of fires, especially in the military. This was a big fire. It’s amazing that it didn’t spread cause we’re all so close here in this neighborhood,” said neighbor Blake Linde.

Unfortunately, KHON was told that the fire did cause some damage to a neighboring home, but there were no reports of any injuries.

Neighbors said that the house is abandoned with a lot of trash inside and outside of it.

The fire later prompted the closure of Hekaha Street in both directions between Kanuku and Lii Ipo Street, which was later reopened around 8 p.m.

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

This post will be updated when more information is made available.

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