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Fire destroys 2 abandoned buildings in Kalaeloa

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Two abandoned houses were destroyed and a brush fire burned a quarter of an acre on Boxer Road near Saratoga Avenue in Kalaeloa on Monday afternoon, fire spokesman fire Capt. David Jenkins said.

No one was injured and no structures of any value were threatened, Jenkins said.

About 30 firefighters responded to the 3:28 p.m. fires.

When firefighters arrived at 3:34 p.m., they found one structure fully involved in flames, and a second house partially on fire.

Jenkins said there may have been multiple ignition sources, and that the house fires did not necessarily spark the brush fire, which was separated from the homes.

There was heavy overgrowth of brush and trees, he said.

Jenkins said these are very old plantation-style homes located on the Waianae side of Boxer Road and Saratoga Avenue, and are not part of the the old Barbers Point Naval Housing.

They are located several blocks from Barbers Point Elementary School and closer to the Kapolei Costco.

Linby Ishimine, an office assistant at the school, said the smoke was visible from the school, but too far away to see flames. School starts Aug. 4, so no students were present. The office was open till 4 p.m. and most of the teachers had already left by the time the fire started.

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