‘Everything is gone’: Family left devastated after flames destroy home in Kalihi

Published: Mar. 25, 2023 at 4:07 PM HST|Updated: Mar. 25, 2023 at 5:41 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A family is picking up the pieces after a fire destroyed their home in Kalihi earlier this month.

The blaze ripped through their property on March 11 at 2:30 a.m. on Kanoelani Road.

It was the neighbor’s house that caught on fire first, but the flames spread to the Tisalonas’ home next door.

“It’s like I need to forget all of this because it’s so heartbreaking, you can’t even imagine anybody going through something like this,” said Jeanie Tisalona.

Jeanie and her husband, Francis, are grateful no one was injured — but need help rebuilding.

“Finding a place is even harder because we’re not young, we’re both seniors and I was going to retire soon but I have no idea really how everything’s gonna go at this point,” said Jeanie Tisalona.

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