WAIPAHU, Hawaii (KHON2) — Honolulu firefighters rescued an 80-year-old man and 78-year-old woman from a building fire in Waipahu that caused approximately $120,000 in damage.
According to the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD), they received the 911 call at 12:34 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22. Firefighters arrived at 94-1002 Koliana St. around 12:42 a.m. and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the garage of a two-story, single-family home.
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While firefighters attacked the blaze, they found the man near the garage door inside the house, as well as the woman sleeping in a bedroom upstairs.
HFD said both occupants were rescued and treated. Honolulu EMS reported they were taken to a hospital in stable condition. The fire was fully extinguished at 1:26 a.m.
The fire was ruled an accident, and HFD determined it may have originated near the dryer. HFD also added that a smoke alarm was installed inside the house but was not working at the time of the fire.
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Damage costs were estimated to be at $110,000 to the structure and $10,000 to its contents, according to HFD. No other structures were affected, and no other injuries were reported.