HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department extinguished a building fire on Wednesday, April 29, around 2:09 a.m.
According to fire officials, they responded to an address at 481 Kuliouou Road with 10 units staffed with 38 personnel Tuesday night, April 28, around 11:31 p.m. When the first unit arrived, they found a one-story single-family home fully engulfed in fire.
Firefighters took action and worked to suppress the flames and prevent it from spreading. They were able to confine the fire to the structure.
The fire caused the structure to collapse, which hindered efforts to fully extinguish it. Later, it was brought under control at 12:01 a.m. and was fully put out at 2:09 a.m.
Officials say that the home was a total loss.
It was revealed that a family of four were home at the time of the fire — a 37-year-old man, one 32-year-old woman, and two children — a 22-month-old toddler and a 6-month-old baby. Officials said that all four were able to evacuate.
The family suffered from smoke inhalation, burn injuries, and cuts from broken glass. According to Emergency Medical Services, all four were transported to a hospital. Both the man and woman are in critical condition. As for the children, they are both in serious condition.
As for the neighboring family, they managed to evacuate their home safely and suffered no reported injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Damages are estimated to be $163,500 loss to the structure and $12,000 loss to its contents. Three vehicles with a total value at $20,000 were also destroyed in the fire.
A GoFundMe account has been setup by family members to help the family of four.