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HFD extinguishes fires in Waipahu, Salt Lake

Firefighters respond to the Salt Lake incident. (Image: Hawaii News Now) Firefighters respond to the Salt Lake incident. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
SALT LAKE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Honolulu Fire Department responded to two separate fires Thursday afternoon. 

The first fire broke out in a Salt Lake apartment building just after 1 p.m. 

HFD says the fire happened inside the wall of a penthouse unit. Security guards put out most of the flames with fire extinguishers before firefighters arrived.

No injuries were reported. Investigators determined the fire was caused unintentionally from a torch used for plumbing work. 

Damage is estimated at $3,000. 

Then, at 1:50 p.m., firefighters responded to a blaze at a two-story Waipahu home.

When HFD arrived, firefighters located the flames coming from a ground floor bedroom. 

The fire was fully extinguished by 2:26 p.m.

The American Red Cross is assisting the seven-member family that was displaced by the fire.

A cause has not yet been determined.

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