HFD concludes investigation into two-alarm Nanakuli house fire

NANAKULI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After concluding its investigation into a two-alarm house fire in Nanakuli Wednesday, the Honolulu Fire Department was unable to determine what started the fire.

According to a news release, the damage to the home was so severe that the fire's origin was unclear to HFD investigators.

Black smoke billowed into the sky as firefighters responded to the home on Helelua Street just after 6 p.m. Flames burned through a single-story residential structure.

When firefighters arrived, they found the entire structure involved in flames. It took HFD about an hour and a half to extinguish the fire.

HFD officials say two residents who were home at the time were able to narrowly escape after they smelled smoke.The fire was extinguished at 7:23 p.m.

Three of the four family dogs were found, and the last dog is still unaccounted for.

Red Cross volunteers responded and are assisting the displaced residents.

HFD also says flames caused a total of $210,000 in damage to the building and its contents.

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