HFD puts out a fire at an abandoned building notorious for squatters

HFD puts out a fire at an abandoned building notorious for squatters
Firefighters put out the flames in less than an hour Friday night. (Source: Daniel Janik)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -It took Honolulu firefighters about 20 minutes to put out a fire at an abandoned apartment building Friday night.

Firefighters were called out around 8:20 p.m. to the four-story building on Kapiolani Boulevard near Kaimuki High School.

Some 10 units staffed with 39 personnel responded to the scene. There, they found smoke and flames coming out of a unit on the fourth floor.

They began fighting the flames and deemed it under control by 8:42 p.m. The fire was contained to unit 401.

HFD says the building is known to be abandoned, however a squatter was found in unit 403.

No injuries were reported and the cause has yet to be determined.

This story may be updated.

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