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7 people escape from apartment fire in Punchbowl area

  • BY KRYSTLE MARCELLUS
    2014 November 17 CTY - Honolulu Fire Department investigates the scene of a fire at the 1600 block of Lusitana St. in Honolulu on Monday, November 17, 2014. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Krystle Marcellus keywords:
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Seven people — five adults and two children — escaped injury when a sofa on the second story of a Punchbowl house caught fire Monday morning.

The fire broke out at about 8:20 a.m. in the 1600 block of Lusitana Street. 

Heavy smoke was coming from the second floor room, where the sofa was located, when five fire companies arrived.  Firefighters contained the fire to the second floor and it was extinguished at 8:32 a.m.

Police closed Lusitana Street between School and Puowaina streets while firefighters battled the fire. It reopened by 9:30 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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