Cause of Kailua townhouse fire unknown

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Fire Department investigators say a townhouse fire 156 Noke St. in Kailua began in an upstairs bedroom, but there was not enough evidence to determine the cause of the fire.

Three adults live in the townhouse but were not home when the fire occurred. There were no injuries.

Firefighters were sent to the Noke Street fire at 9:46 a.m. Friday and the fire was extinguished at 10:02 a.m.

The fire caused $90,000 damage to the bedroom where it began and smoke and water damage to other parts of the two-story, three-bedroom townhouse.

Fire investigators said damage would have been higher if the residents had not closed the bedroom doors when they left the house. Closing doors when you exit will help contain a fire if one were to occur and keep it from spreading to other parts of the structure.

The townhouse is in the Aikahi Gardens development and there was no damage to other town homes.

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