Two-alarm building fire in Kalihi extinguished


HONOLULU (KHON2) — A two-alarm fire at a two-story home was extinguished on Saturday night, October 5, just after 8 p.m.

According to the Honolulu Fire Department, they received the call at 7:04 p.m. and responded with 11 units and 43 personnel to a single-family home on Kilohi Street. Upon arrival, they found smoke coming from the rear of the home.

Firefighters were able to suppress the flames and prevent further fire spread. It was reported that three men and a woman were not home at the time of the fire. The family dog escaped the fire safely when firefighters made entry into the home.

HECO was notified and arrived on scene to secure power to the property. 

No injuries were reported.

The fire is under investigation and the cause has yet to be determined.  Fire damages are not available at this time.

According to HFD, the residence did have working smoke alarms but it did not have fire sprinklers. The HFD will continue to advocate for fire sprinklers in buildings. It is the most effective way to protect your property and safeguard lives from a fire. 

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