Firefighters respond to 2-alarm fire at Barbers Point emergency shelter

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Honolulu firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at the Onelauena Emergency Shelter on Bellau Woods Street.

Nine fire companies staffed with 31 personnel responded to this incident with the first unit arriving at 8:45 p.m. Friday. HFD personnel reported a three-story barracks type structure with smoke and flames emanating from a third-floor unit.

Personnel entered the unit, brought the fire under control by 8:51 p.m. and fully extinguished by 9:02 p.m.

It was reported that no one was in the unit at the time of the fire. The building’s occupants were alerted by the alarm system and evacuated without incident.

The fire is under investigation. The cause of the fire and the damage estimate is not available at this time. No injuries were reported for this incident.

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