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UPDATE: Fire guts Waialua home

WAIALUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -


[Update]

Extensive damage was caused by a blaze to a Waialua home on Saturday night. Officials have estimated $490,000 in damages to the two-story house on Crozier Drive.  

An 86-year-old female resident was home when the fire broke out, and was treated for smoke inhalation by EMS crews.

Officials said the old house contained a lot of content due to its age, including excessive roofing material which was an issue for fire crews in the overhaul process.

[Update]

Honolulu fire crews returned back to the Waialua home Sunday morning after they received reports of smoke still seeping out of the structure. 

Officials say neighbors were reporting that they saw smoke coming from the destroyed home early Sunday morning.  

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

We will keep you update as soon as more information becomes available. 

[Original]

A two-alarm fire had fire crews rushing to Crozier Drive in Waialua shortly before 7 p.m. on Saturday night.

Firefighters found the home engulfed in flames, and took more than an hour to bring the blaze under control.

EMS was on scene and treated an elderly woman. Witnesses said neighbors helped pull the woman out of her house to safety.  

One neighbor first saw the flames while out on his sailboat in Waimea Bay, and returned to his Waialua home soon after.

"We were scared to death for our house and our neighbors too," said Nick Denzer who lives a few houses down. "It's a huge fire. And the nice lady, Mrs. Dagner, I believe they got her out safely," he said.

Hawaii News Now has learned that neighbors were using their garden hoses to help fight the fire.

An investigator will look into the cause of the blaze.

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