Damage from 2-alarm blaze in Nanakuli estimated at $390,000

Damage from 2-alarm blaze in Nanakuli estimated at $390,000
HFD is investigating a blaze in Nanakuli on Thursday. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Fire Department is investigating a two-alarm blaze in Nanakuli on Thursday morning.

Firefighters responded just after 9 a.m. to Paakea Road and Hakimo Road.

According to fire officials on scene, the blaze appeared to have started in a barn, then spread to a Quonset hut.

Officials added the fire spread to electrical wires above, which sparked a small brush fire nearby. A large shed also collapsed.

Neighbors were able to contain the fire until HFD arrived.

HFD was able to extinguish the fire by 11:30 a.m.

Five residents managed to escape safely. No injuries were reported.

HFD personnel searched for the residents’ dog, but did not find any remains and believe the dog escaped the fire and ran away.

The American Red Cross is assisting.

Officials said the estimated damage from the fire is $243,000 for the Quonset and contents inside. An additional $149,000 was estimated for damage to the large shed.

Paakea Road and Hakimo Road were blocked off while the investigation continued, but have since reopened.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This story will be updated.

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