Sprinkler douses luxury condo fire
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Sprinkler douses luxury condo fire

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A firefighter steps onto the lanai of a unit where a fire broke out at Keauhou Place, 555 South Street.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Firemen respond to a fire today on the 38th floor at Keauhou Place, 555 South Street.

  • COURTESY KENNETH JANSON

    Smoke is seen coming from a 38th floor unit today at Keauhou Place, 555 South St..

A fire at a new luxury tower condominium in Kakaako was extinguished today by an activated sprinkler, a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman said.

Firefighters received a call at about 3:45 p.m. from a person on the 37th floor of Keauhou Place, 555 South St., about smoke coming from the floor above, said Honolulu Fire Capt. David Jenkins.

Firefighters arrived to find a kitchen fire that was extinguished by an activated sprinkler.

Jenkins said there was some water damage from the sprinkler, but it was “positively way better than structure fire damage.”

A damage estimate and the cause of the fire were under investigation.

The 43-story luxury tower with units priced from about $400,000 to $1.4 million opened to residents in late October.

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