Man in critical condition after being rescued from Waipahu house fire

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Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 6:11 AM HST|Updated: Jul. 4, 2022 at 1:32 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu firefighters rescued a man from a home in Waipahu after a fire broke out Monday morning.

Honolulu Emergency Medical Services transported the 51-year-old victim to the hospital in critical condition. Officials said a dog was also injured and taken to the veterinarian for treatment.

The Honolulu Fire Department said the blaze started at around 4:30 a.m. at a single-story house on Hula Street. Ten resource units, staffed with 35 personnel, responded to the scene.

Bystanders told authorities that an occupant may be in the home. Firefighters said they were able to locate the victim using a thermal imaging camera.

Officials were able to revive the man after performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

EMS said the man suffered smoke inhalation and burns.

The fire was brought under control and extinguished at around 5:10 a.m.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. There are no estimates for damages at this time.

This story will be updated.

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