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Makiki apartment fire displaces 5

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

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