Man Seriously Injured in Kapolei Fire

KAPOLEI (KHNL) - Fire destroyed two town homes this morning in west Oahu.

It happened at a little after ten this morning on Namahoe Street in Kapolei. A man had to be taken to the hospital after he was hurt while trying to douse the flames.

The 25-year-old was taken to Kaiser-Moanalua Hospital in serious condition after being burned in the shoulder and chest by the fire. No firefighters were hurt.

The fire destroyed two units in the eight unit complex. Two other units suffered some damage. A total of eight people are now homeless.

The two-alarm fire was extinguished about twenty minutes after the initial call.