POSTED: 06:33 a.m. HST, Jan 09, 2012
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.