4 escape burning home on Oahu's North Shore

PUPUKEA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Four people were able to safely escape the flames of a two-alarm fire at a North Shore home Saturday night.

Emergency crews raced to the single-story home on Alapio Road in Pupukea just before 7 p.m.

Some 30 personnel responded and saw smoke and flames coming from the front of the house upon arrival.

The two men, a woman and a girl were home at the time and managed to safely escape the burning building.

"Approximately 85 percent of the home sustained fire damage," HFD Battalion Chief Paul Fukuda said. "We were able to contain the fire to the unit of origin and we protected all the surrounding homes."

Crews had the flames under control within a half an hour. They remained on scene into the night to extinguish hot spots.

Officials estimate the fire caused about $510,000 in damage to the home and its contents.

The cause of the fire still under investigation. The Red Cross is now assisting the residents.

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