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    HOTEL FIRE PROMPTS EVACUATION: Guests were evacuated Tuesday night from the Outrigger Reef Hotel in Waikiki because of a kitchen fire in the Ocean House restaurant. The fire started shortly before 10 p.m. at 2169 Kalia Road. Firefighters sent several companies to the two-alarm fire and brought it under control in about 1 hour.

Man pulled from Ala Wai Canal dies

A 46-year-old man died Tuesday after jumping into the Ala Wai Canal on Sunday.

He was identified by the Hono­lulu Medical Examiner’s Office as Herbert T. Shiloh of Hono­lulu.

A determination of the cause of death is awaiting further tests, and results could take six to eight weeks, medical examiners said.

A witness saw Shiloh jump into the canal Sunday afternoon and fail to resurface, police said.

The witness and others pulled Shiloh out of the water near Nama­hana Street and called 911 at 3:18 p.m. Fire Department spokes­man Capt. Gary Lum said bystanders performed CPR on the man. Paramedics took him to a hospital in extremely critical condition.

Van hits and injures boy riding bicycle

A 9-year-old boy was hit by a van Tuesday while riding a bicycle, police said.

The crash happened at about 5:20 p.m. near 742 Sheridan St., behind the Walmart parking lot.

The boy rolled under the van and suffered an injury to his back, according to Emergency Medical Services communications.

An EMS supervisor said the boy had soft-tissue damage and was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Police said the boy went to the Queen’s Medical Center.

Work-at-home flimflam afoot, FBI warns

The FBI in Honolulu is warning the public about a work-from-home scam that involves victims receiving counterfeit checks.

The FBI said Tuesday there has been a recent uptick in complaints about a scam in which a victim, responding to a work-from-home ad, is instructed to deposit a check and wire a portion of the deposited "funds" to accounts controlled by scammers.

The intent is for the wire transfer to go through before the bank notifies the victim the check is worthless.

In one instance a Kauai woman refused to send the wire transfer and received a threatening email claiming to be from an FBI agent in Hono­lulu. The email included a photo of the "agent." The woman contacted the FBI, who confirmed the email was a fake.

The FBI believes these scams originate from Nigeria.

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