POSTED: 09:45 a.m. HST, Jan 29, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 12:48 a.m. HST, Jan 30, 2011
A malfunctioning gas water heater appears to be the cause of an early morning fire that left about 25 people homeless this morning, a fire department spokesman said.
About 35 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire on 1010 Rawlins Lane about 2:45 a.m., said Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. Gary Lum.
One home was fully gutted, causing about $240,000 in damage, Lum said. The fire also damaged two adjacent homes.
Lum said it appeared one person was treated on scene for minor injuries after going through a window to escape the fire.
The American Red Cross has been called in to assist those displaced by the fire, Lum said.