POSTED: 1:50 p.m. HST, Jun 6, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 5:15 p.m. HST, Jun 6, 2014
At least six families living in two-story Ewa Beach townhouse units were displaced Friday afternoon after a three-alarm fire rapidly spread between two buildings, said Fire department spokesman David Jenkins.
Forty-five firefighters from 11 companies brought the 1:24 p.m. alarm fire under control at 2:11 p.m.
The fire damaged a total of nine units in Buildings T and U of Ewa Apartments at Kulana, located at 91-613 Kuilioloa Place, which are condominium apartments.
A 26-year-old man received a cut to his hand when he tried to break windows to warn possible occupants remaining inside. He was treated and transported to a hospital by Emergency Medical Services personnel.
No other injuries were reported.
Occupants evacuated before firefighters arrived at 1:29 p.m.
The origin, cause and damage estimates were still pending late Friday afternoon.
Red Cross is assisting at least 19 people.