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Witnesses report cannon-like explosions in a fire at a Manoa residence

HFD responding to Seaview Rise in Manoa. (Image: Google Maps) HFD responding to Seaview Rise in Manoa. (Image: Google Maps)
MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu firefighters responded to a fire in the backyard of a Manoa home early Wednesday morning.

The emergency call came in around 5:45 a.m. Seven units staffed with 26 personnel responded to the home on Seaview Rise. 

Honolulu fire officials say upon their arrival, they discovered flames coming from an old, drained pool-like space. HFD says it measured 15 feet by 15 feet, and was six feet deep.

A home's occupant reportedly was using the space as a workshop, HFD said. 

Crews quickly worked to extinguish the flames. The fire was out just before 6:10 a.m.

Witnesses reported hearing three cannon-like explosions as flames shot 30 feet into the air.

An HFD spokesperson doesn't know the exact cause of the explosion, but speculates possible workshop-type items may have caused it. 

No injuries were reported in the incident. 

This story may be updated.

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