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Tours of fire museum will begin on Sept. 19

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    A melted helmet worn by Honolulu firefighter Ken Yamamoto during the Chevron gasoline fire on Aug. 15, 1980, is on display in the museum, above. Yamamoto was engulfed in flames but escaped with minor injuries.
  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    A Honolulu Fire Department engine that responded to the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941, is one of the attractions at the Honolulu Fire Museum and Education Center in the historic fire station at 620 South St. The museum will be open for free guided tours every third Saturday, with reservations required.
  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    The upper floor of the museum was once was the dormitory of the old Kakaako firehouse.
  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    The Honolulu Fire Museum and Education Center is housed in the old Kakaako fire station at 620 South St. The building was erected in 1929.

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