2-alarm fire destroys home, damages others in Makaha

2-alarm fire destroys home, damages others in Makaha (8:30a)
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MAKAHA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Fire Department is investigating a two-alarm fire that destroyed a home and damaged several others in Makaha.

HFD Capt. David Jenkins said more than 30 firefighters responded to an address on Lahaina Street around 5:10 a.m. Tuesday. The home was fully engulfed upon arrival, Jenkins added.

Firefighters brought the fire under control by 5:55 a.m., but as of 7:15 a.m., they were still on scene trying to fully extinguish the flames.

Jenkins said 22 occupants were in the building at the time of the fire and were all able to evacuate.

Emergency Medical Services transported a 59-year-old male to the Queen's Medical Center West Oahu in serious condition. EMS said he was being treated for smoke inhalation as well as first- and second-degree burns to his arm.

In addition, six adults were displaced from a neighboring home that was also damaged from the fire.

The American Red Cross has been dispatched to assist those who were affected.

Honolulu police closed Lahaina Street, between Ala Naauao Place and Ikuone Place, but they reopened it around 9:50 a.m.

The damaged has been estimated to be $422,000 to the building and $25,000 to its contents. An additional $155,000 in damages has been estimated for several neighboring structures and vehicles. One of the homes is considered to be a total loss.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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