HFD: Nanakuli house fire began in a car, 2 injured

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NANAKULI, Hawaii (KHON2) — A man and a woman were injured in a house fire in Nanakuli.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 11 on Kanahele Road.

When fire crews arrived the house had smoke and flames.

HFD originally reported a woman had been injured, but further investigation revealed that there were two hurt in the blaze.

EMS officials said the woman, 46, had burns on her face and arms. She was treated and taken to the hospital in serious condition. A 53-year-old man also had burns to his hands, but he was not taken to the hospital. HFD said he sought out treatment at a nearby clinic on his own accord.

Fire investigators found that the fire originated in a bus type vehicle that was no longer being utilized for transportation. It appears the fire started in the vehicle and spread to the adjacent structure.

Damage to the vehicle is estimated to be about $5,000. Damage to the home and its contents are
estimated to be approximately $30,000.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The American Red Cross is helping the residents.

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