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Firefighters extinguish fire in beachfront Lanikai home

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:38 p.m. HST, Jan 09, 2012

Firefighters were able to save a $1.4 million home from going up in flames this morning, confining a blaze in a beachfront Lanikai home to a garage.

Two adults and a child escaped injury when a fire that started in a parked car destroyed a garage.

The garage was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. They were able to keep the fire from spreading to the three-bedroom home.

City tax assessors value the property at 884 Mokulua Drive at $4.3 million, with the home valued at $1.4 million.

The home, known as Hale Hikina, is listed on luxury vacation rental websites for $1,800 a night.

Capt. Gary Lum, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman, said the alarm was turned in at 5:25 a.m. Firefighters brought the flames under control in about 10 minutes.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Two adults and a child were home when the fire started and escaped without injury.

There was no immediate damage estimate.

Mokulua Drive was closed for nearly 90 minutes from about 6 a.m. until about 7:30 a.m.

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