Waianae home destroyed in 2-alarm fire

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) says a Waianae home was destroyed on Thursday, April 15, after a two-alarm fire.

The fire was reported at approximately 9:08 a.m. and the first HFD unit arrived at 9:24 a.m.

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Upon arrival, firefighters reported observing smoke and flames coming from a single-story Quonset hut while a large shed behind the Quonset was also burning.

According to HFD, the five adult occupants managed to escape the fire safely and no injuries were reported. HFD reported a dog that lives in the house was not found, but officials did not find its remains and believe the canine escaped the fire and ran away.

HFD says a brush fire, in addition to the house fire, began in the area and was possibly ignited by flying embers. The brush fire was brought under control at around 9:30 a.m.

A total of 12 HFD units, staffed with 40 personnel worked to battle the fire.

The blaze was under control by 9:48 a.m. and completely extinguished at 11:26 a.m.

Damage is estimated at $243,000 to the main Quonset building, $223,000 to the Quonset residential structure, $20,000 to its contents and $149,000 to the large shed.

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