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Firefighters respond to 2-alarm fire in Nanakuli

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NANAKULI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Firefighters responded to a two-alarm building fire on Hakimo Road in Nanakuli on Wednesday, just after 6 p.m.

The first unit arrived to find a one-story single-family home engulfed in fire.

"I heard the sirens and I woke up and looked out the window and then I saw flames coming out the house...but they put it out really fast," said neighbor Brandon Tuiloma.

A total of 10 fire companies staffed with 32 personnel responded to control the flames and protect structures nearby.

"We had a single wall, single-story residential structure fully involved in flames. Crews got here really quick, they came right up the road and immediately got water on the fire and knocked it down really quickly," Honolulu Fire Battalion Chief John Pacheco said.

Officials say only one adult male was home at the time of the fire and was able to escape without injury.

"We have a thermal imaging camera that detects heat and because of the single wall construction, the heat can't hide, so we just shoot the gun and we can see where the heat is and we just put it right out, it's pretty quick that way," said Pacheco.

The fire damage has been estimated at $190,000.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and remains under investigation. 

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