comscore Man suffers serious burns in Hauula farm generator fire | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Man suffers serious burns in Hauula farm generator fire

[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

A 54-year-old man suffered serious burns to 70 percent of his body Friday evening after a generator he was attempting to refuel ignited.

The incident, which occurred around 10 p.m. at SNZ Farms in Hauula, also resulted in a structure fire that caused about $1,000 in damage to the exterior of a one-story home.

Occupants had extinguished the fire by the time Honolulu Fire Department personnel arrived at 10:08 p.m.

Witnesses said the generator was used to power an air-conditioning unit in a chilling room.

No injuries were reported at the scene. Fire officials were later informed that the man who was refueling the generator had checked himself in at Kahuku Medical Center.

A fire investigator was able to interview the man, who was later transferred to Straub Clinic and Hospital for treatment of his burns.

Investigators are still trying to determine how exactly the fire started.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments have been disabled for this story...

Scroll Up