HFD unable to determine cause of Moiliili apartment fire

HFD unable to determine cause of Moiliili apartment fire
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu fire officials say they've completed their investigation into a fire that caused $100,000 in damage to a Moiliili apartment building Monday night.

The cause of the blaze: undetermined.

Firefighters responded to the apartment building off Kapiolani Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

When fire crews arrived to the two-story apartment building, they found flames coming out of a unit on the second floor.

All westbound lanes of Kapiolani Boulevard prior to Date Street were temporarily shut down as crews battled the blaze.

"We had one resident who was not at home at the time," Batt. Chief John Bowers said. "By looking at the the evidence, right now it looks like it (started) in the living room."

All second-alarm units en-route to the scene were cancelled. HFD says one resident tried to put out the flames with two fire extinguishers before HFD arrived.

The resident's two cats were able to safely escape.

The fire was extinguished just after 6:45 p.m. and roads reopened around 8 p.m.

This story will be updated. 

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