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Man injured in Waikiki wok fire

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:29 a.m. HST, Feb 07, 2014

Paramedics took a 51-year-old man to the hospital in serious condition from burns he suffered from a flash fire that started in a wok he was using on the balcony of a Waikiki hotel, officials said.

Firefighters were summoned to the Royal Grove Hotel just after 8:30 a.m. on Uluniu Avenue.

The victim apparently had tried to use a propane burner to heat a wok filled with oil that ignited a flash fire, said Fire Capt. Terry Seelig. The fire was contained to the balcony.

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loquaciousone wrote:
One should only use a wok when working...I mean woking...
on February 6,2014 | 10:38AM
sailfish1 wrote:
If a hotel room does not have a kitchen, you are not supposed to be cooking in it. That man should be liable for all damages from that fire and should be fined for endangering other people in the hotel.
on February 6,2014 | 10:43AM
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