Honolulu firefighters battle 2 structure fires on Oahu

Honolulu firefighters battle 2 structure fires on Oahu

KEEHI LAGOON, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu firefighters had a busy morning Wednesday after battling two structure fires on Oahu.

The first fire actually sparked Tuesday night around 11:15 p.m. at a bathroom at Keehi Lagoon, Honolulu Fire Capt. David Jenkins said.

More than 25 firefighters were dispatched and managed to extinguish the flames by 1:15 a.m. However, HFD was called back to the scene around 5:25 a.m. following reports of smoke still emanating from the bathroom.

More than 10 firefighters were called to extinguish hot spots from the fire using specialized equipment, including a thermal imaging camera and compressed air foam system.

No other structures were affected. No injuries were reported.

Approximately 30 Honolulu firefighters were also dispatched to a two-alarm building fire on Kipou Street in Waipahu around 2:30 a.m.

Fire personnel found smoke and flames coming from behind a single-story, residential building. Jenkins said the fire was contained to a storage area behind the home.

Firefighters brought the fire under control at around 2:40 a.m. and fully extinguished it by 3:10 a.m.

Twelve people were home at the time and evacuated safely, according to HFD.

HFD said the blaze caused an estimated total of $13,000 in damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

HFD wants to remind all residents that having working smoke alarms in your home is very crucial, especially at night. In this case, smoke alarms were not present and the affected residents were notified of the fire by neighbors.

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