POSTED: 02:58 p.m. HST, Jul 19, 2014
A Honolulu fire investigator is trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed an abandoned house in Maili Saturday, shortly after witnesses saw someone inside.
Honolulu fire Capt. David Jenkins said firefighters were dispatched to the two-alarm fire in the 87-100 block of Hila Street at 12:29 p.m. They found the home already three-quarters involved.
He said about 35 firefighters from eight companies extinguished the blaze by 1:17 p.m.
No other buildings were damaged, and no one was hurt.
Jenkins said witnesses reported seeing someone inside the single-story structure before the fire started, but no one was found after firefighters arrived.
A damage estimate was unavailable.