A woman and child escaped from a fire that broke out at a home in Makaha near the intersection of Jade Street and Farrington Highway Monday morning.
Firefighters responding to an 8:25 a.m. alarm at a home in the 94-100 block of Jade St. arrived to find a home fully engulfed in fire and the flames spreading to a second single-story home, a Fire Department spokesman said.
Both homes were heavily damaged and unlivable, Fire Capt. David Jenkins said.
Ten people are homeless and were being helped by the American Red Cross.
A woman and child, who were home when the fire broke out, got out safely. No one was home in the other house.
The fire was reported under control at 9:10 a.m.
The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation.
Damage was estimated at $440,000 for both homes.