Two-alarm fire destroys Nanakuli home


Honolulu firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire in Nanakuli Wednesday evening.

Ten fire companies staffed with 32 personnel responded to a home on Hakimo Road at around 6:14 p.m.

Firefighters arrived to find the single-story home engulfed in flames.

“They found that the structure, it was a single-story, single-family dwelling, was fully involved in fire. They made a quick fire attack and got water on the fire immediately,” said Battalion Chief John Pacheco with the Honolulu Fire Department.

A man was home at the time, and able to escape without injury, officials said.

The fire was brought under control at 6:46 p.m. and extinguished approximately a half-hour later, but the home is considered a total loss.

“This entire complex, I believe, is owned by one family, so they’re not too happy obviously that one of their structures burned down, but no one was hurt,” Pacheco said.

Fire investigators reported that due to the extensive damage to the site, the exact location and manner in which the fire began could not be determined.

Damage has been estimated to be $180,000 for the structure and $10,000 for its contents.

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