HFD investigates blaze that ripped through East Oahu home belonging to family of pro surfer

HFD investigating large blaze that ripped through East Oahu home

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Fire Department is investigating a large blaze that ripped through an East Oahu home on Tuesday night.

Hawaii News Now confirmed that the home belonged to the family of pro surfer Kelia Moniz, who posted about blaze on Instagram.

She wrote that everyone is safe, but the flames destroyed the home where she and her brothers, who are also pro surfers, grew up.

The two-alarm fire broke out at around 8 p.m. at the single-family home on Summer Street, near Kuliouou Beach Park.

Ten HFD units staffed with nearly 40 firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames from the garage that quickly spread through the entire home.

Crews also had to cool down two liquefied petroleum gas tanks to prevent them from exploding.

HFD said two occupants were home at the time, but both were able to safely evacuate. No injuries were reported. The blaze was extinguished just after 9 p.m.

The fire caused an estimated $568,000 in damage.

HFD said there was no sprinkler system, but the smoke alarms did activate.

This story will be updated.

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