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80-year-old man evacuates Aiea home after it starts sliding downhill

Yellow tape was put up after the foundation of a home started sliding Yellow tape was put up after the foundation of a home started sliding
AIEA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The foundation of a home on Aiea Heights Drive was slowly sliding downhill on Friday morning, but the 80-year-old man who lives there managed to evacuate with no injuries, Honolulu fire officials said.

Family members of the occupant called authorities just before 8 a.m. because they were worried about the structure and the man’s safety. HFD said the foundation started sliding and pulling down a back wall. However, they added the home is propped up against a large breadfruit tree, which appears to be preventing it from sliding further.

HFD said the home does not pose a threat to any other properties since there are no homes below, only vegetation.

Utility companies are assessing the stability of their lines and the homeowner is expected to hire a contractor to assess the damage and any needed repairs.

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