Small early-morning fire triggers evacuation at Makakilo apartment

Residents at an apartment complex in Makakilo were evacuated early Wednesday morning because of an apparent fire inside one of the units.
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 5:26 AM HST|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 10:41 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Residents at an apartment complex in Makakilo were evacuated early Wednesday morning because of a fire inside one of the units.

Honolulu firefighters and police responded to the scene at around 3:15 a.m. near Makakilo Drive.

Upon arrival, HFD said personnel discovered a small fire at the electrical panel in the unit. Firefighters said they were able to extinguish the fire quickly and secure ventilation of the home as well as another unit.

One resident told HNN she woke up to the fire department knocking on her door telling her to get out.

The area was congested in the parking lot with several HPD and HFD units at the scene. Folks waited to get back inside their homes and are awaiting further instructions from authorities.

There has been no reports of any injuries.

An investigation into the exact cause of the fire remains ongoing.

This story will be updated.

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