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Firefighters respond to two-alarm building fire in Waipahu

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WAIPAHU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Honolulu Fire Department reponded to a two-alarm building fire in Waipahu, Tuesday afternoon.

The first unit arrived to the scene at 4:31 p.m. to find a three-story commercial building with heavy smoke coming from the ground floor unit.

Firefighters were able to suppress the flames and prevent the fire from spreading. The fire was isolated to a bathroom and quickly brought under control at 4:34 p.m. Second alarm units were canceled en route.

The building was occupied at the time of the fire and all businesses were evacuated safely.  One adult female did experience a medical emergency upon exiting the building.  She was treated by HFD personnel and transferred to EMS.

The fire was fully extinguished by 4:51 p.m. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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