Fire erupts from Kalihi apartment

Fire erupts from Kalihi apartment

KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Fire Department is investigating after a mattress caught on fire in a Kalihi apartment on Thursday.

Firefighters got to the scene around 3:15 p.m. to find smoking coming out of a window of a two-story apartment building on Waterhouse Street. It took 30 firefighters to douse the blaze in the second-story unit, HFD said.

The fire, which was contained to a single bedroom, was fully extinguished by 3:30 p.m.

The owner of the building said her brother-in-law lit a cigarette and tossed the lighter onto a mattress, which then caught on fire.

No injuries were reported, but the American Red Cross is assisting.

The fire caused approximately $25,000 worth of damages to the structure and its contents.

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