Honolulu firefighter seriously injured in 2-alarm blaze on Young St.

Honolulu firefighter seriously injured in 2-alarm blaze on Young St.
Honolulu firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze on Young Street late Thursday. (Source: Jeremy Jay & Robert Ganigan)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Honolulu firefighter was seriously injured while battling a two-alarm blaze late Thursday, officials said.

The fire was first reported after 11 p.m. on Young Street near Pensacola Street.

Joshua Luley is a resident who was evacuated due to the blaze.

“When I got closer, I noticed that black smoke was coming out the windows and then a couple seconds later, I noticed huge flames on top of the roof and it was getting really hot,” Luley said. “There was still people in there and I was like, ‘hey, you guys gotta get out,’ and they would not listen.”

Crews managed to get the flames under control just before 1 a.m. Friday.

Emergency Medical Services treated and transported a 40-year-old firefighter to the hospital, but he said to be doing OK.

No other injuries were reported.

An investigation is underway.

This story will be updated.

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