HFD investigating huge blaze at Pauoa home that left 2 people dead, 1 seriously injured
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a blaze at a Pauoa home early Monday that left two people dead and one seriously injured.
The Honolulu Fire Department said 10 units, staffed with nearly 45 personnel, responded to the two-alarm blaze on Booth Road around 2:20 a.m. Crews arrived to find the two-story home engulfed in flames.
Firefighters had to use ladders to enter the home through the back and sides because severed electrical service lines were arcing on the roof directly above the front door.
A 77-year-old woman and 54-year-old man were found dead in the home.
A 77-year-old man was able to escape and was taken to the hospital with burns to his arms and legs, EMS said.
“HFD is a life-saving organization, so when we come across something like this it’s almost like we weren’t able to get here in time to save them,” HFD Fire Capt. Ricardo Yost said.
“However, there other circumstances that can take place that, you know, is out of our control.”
The blaze was extinguished by 3:05 a.m.
This story will be updated.
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