HFD battles 2-alarm house fire in Lanikai

HFD battles 2-alarm house fire in Lanikai

LANIKAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Firefighters on Tuesday responded to a two-alarm house fire in Lanikai.

The fire was first reported just before 5 p.m. at a home on Kaelepulu Drive.

A total of 34 firefighters responded to the scene and found the flames had engulfed nearly half of the two-story home in a matter of minutes.

Police shut down Aalapapa Drive from Kaelepulu Drive onto Lanikai, but it has since been reopened.

No one was home when the fire sparked.

The home is considered to be a total loss. Fire damage has been estimated at $200,000 for the structure, $10,000 for its content and $5,000 to a neighboring home.

The cause is still under investigation.

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