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Man injured in Moiliili building fire

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Calvin Silva Calvin Silva
Ron Tish Ron Tish
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A man was severely burned in a fire that began in his third floor unit at the end of the Kaualana Manor apartment building on Church Lane in Moiliili.

People started pounding on doors and yelling to alert their neighbors. Emergency crews rushed to the scene at about 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday. By the time they arrived, two men had pulled a neighbor out of his burning apartment unit. They found him about six feet from the door.

"I shot my fire extinguisher into the apartment and I could hear him so I yelled for him to get out of there because there is light in the foyer, he can see. I don't know if he could see me. I knew he was like a few feet (away) but too much smoke," said neighbor Calvin Silva.

"I thought something had exploded cause things were crackling and popping. You could hear it and it was really intense flames," said Moiliili resident Ron Tish.

Authorities said the victim, who is believed to be in his 60's, was taken to Straub Hospital in critical condition with burns covering more than 40 percent of his body. According to neighbors, the man lives by himself and has been a resident for more than a decade.

Roughly 36 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the blaze.

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