Lanikai house fire started in truck's engine compartment, investigator says
By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 05:32 a.m. HST, Jun 23, 2012
A Honolulu fire investigator found that the fire that destroyed a Lanikai house Thursday afternoon started in the engine compartment of a pickup truck.
Fire Capt. Terry Seelig said the cause of the fire was accidental and that the 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck was parked next to the carport.
The fire caused an estimated $360,000 damage to the house, its contents and the truck. An 18-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation, and no one else was injured in the fire.Click here to download our mobile app for your iOS and Android device.