2-alarm fire at Pearl City cemetery extinguished

Image source: Jesse Ortiz on Facebook
Image source: Jesse Ortiz on Facebook

PEARL CITY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Fire destroyed a home on a cemetery in Pearl City Friday afternoon, leaving a man and woman homeless.

The fire was first reported around 12:15 p.m. at Leeward Funeral Home on 4th Street near Lehua Avenue. The cemetery groundskeeper and his wife lived in the building and escaped unharmed.

The two-alarm fire was extinguished an hour later, but the cause remains unknown.

The Hawaii chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the 57-year-old man and 55-year-old woman with housing.

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