comscore Makiki apartment fire displaces 5 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Makiki apartment fire displaces 5

    A fire on the fifth floor of Matlock Hale in Makiki displaced a family of five people Tuesday afternoon.

A kitchen fire at a Keeaumoku Street apartment Tuesday afternoon displaced a family of five people.

One adult, who was home at the time of the blaze, got out safely, but a 67-year-old female neighbor was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The Fire Department got the call at 3:46 p.m. for a fire on the fifth floor of Matlock Hale, 1326 Keeaumoku St.

Nine fire companies and 34 personnel responded, said fire Capt. David Jenkins.

The first company was on scene at 3:51 p.m.

It was brought under control at 4 p.m., and was extinguished at 4:11 p.m.

The cause of the fire was under investigation Tuesday afternoon.

The damage estimate is still pending.

The Red Cross is assisting the family.

Jenkins said it was a relatively small fire, which was mostly confined to the kitchen, burning about 25 percent of the apartment.

Comments have been disabled for this story...

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

Scroll Up