comscore 28 people homeless, 1 injured in Makaha fire | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

28 people homeless, 1 injured in Makaha fire


    This photo posted on Twitter shows the fire on Lahaina Street in Makaha.

Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused an early morning house fire in Makaha that burned a man, left 28 people homeless and damaged neighboring structures and vehicles.

Paramedics treated one man for second-degree burns to his arm following the fire that began just after 5 a.m. on Lahaina Street.

Thirty-two firefighters arrived at the scene 14 minutes after the 5:08 a.m. alarm and saw smoke coming from the structure. Firefighters brought the flames under control at 5:52 a.m., a Fire Department spokesman said in an e-mail.

The 2-alarm fire burned a single-story home and spread to neighboring homes.

Twenty-two people in the home at the time of the fire escaped.

Six adults were displaced from a damaged neighboring home. The American Red Cross is helping residents affected by the fire.

A damage estimate was not immediately available. However, the home where the fire broke out is considered to be a total loss. The fire also burned neighboring structures and vehicles.

Comments (25)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

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