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Multiple families displaced by house fires in Kahuku

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:52 p.m. HST, Oct 23, 2013

Twenty-eight people were displaced following two residential fires in Kahuku this morning.

Two fire companies were summoned to Leleuli Street at 10:01 a.m.

The first fire was reported at a two-story home at 56-377 Leleuli St. There was extensive damage to the first floor, according to fire officials.

Three separate families were living at the home and the Red Cross is now assisting the 18 residents, said Capt. Terry Seelig, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman.

The second fire occurred at 56-381 Leleuli St., where 10 people were living. That home, next door to the first home, received moderate damage, mainly to the exterior.

No one was injured in the fires and the cause for both are under investigation. Both fires were under control by 11:10 a.m.

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