PEARL CITY, Hawaii (KHON2) — 2023 is here; but for many first responders, few changes occur with a new year when it comes to keeping our community safe.

The Honolulu Fire Department said they received a 911 call at 10:58 a.m. that a one-story, commercial-strip mall was on fire.

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Crews arrived at 11:02 a.m. to find smoke and flames emanating from the boarded up building.

HFD said they began an aggressive interior attack on the fire with handlines.

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After a search was done, HFD concluded that there were occupants in the building.

The fire was fully extinguished by 12:17 p.m.