HFD investigating blaze at Aiea home that previously went up in flames

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Published: Dec. 20, 2021 at 6:18 AM HST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2021 at 2:58 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Fire Department is investigating a blaze that broke out at an Aiea home that had previously went up in flames last year.

In an update on Tuesday, HFD said the cause of the blaze at 98-215 Hekaha St. is undetermined.

The fire started just before 4:30 a.m. and firefighters at the scene said the one-story home was fully engulfed in smoke and flames.

Officials said nine units staffed with about 34 personnel responded to the two-alarm fire.

Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said no one was injured.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze by 5:10 a.m.

HFD said the previous fire on Jan. 18, 2020 had left the building “severely damaged, vacant, and unsecured.” Officials had opened an arson investigation into that blaze.

Neighbors reported that squatters had been seen numerous time on the property.

Officials said damage to the building is $0 due to the previous blaze. However, the fire caused an estimated $5,000 in damage to the neighboring home.

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