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Waikiki apartment residents evacuated during garage fire

The fire scene at the Waikiki Lanais apartments. Courtesy: Tomoko Okada (via Facebook) The fire scene at the Waikiki Lanais apartments. Courtesy: Tomoko Okada (via Facebook)

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A few dozen residents were evacuated from a Waikiki apartment complex after a truck fire filled the apartment building garage with smoke early Saturday morning.

The blaze was reported at 5:18 a.m. According to authorities, flames and smoke were seen pouring out of a truck parked on the third floor garage complex at the Waikiki Lanais apartments on Tusitala Street. Fire crews extinguished the blaze by 6:20 a.m.

Honolulu Fire Department investigators said the cause of the blaze was undetermined. Earlier, it was thought that the fire began in the truck, but it's now believed it started in some mattresses and a wooden desk and dresser drawer that were stored behind the truck.

The fire also spread to two other vehicles in the garage. Damage was estimated at $40,000 for the three vehicles, and $20,000 to the structure. No one was injured, and the fire was confined to the garage area.

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