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Fire at emergency center in Kalaeloa under investigation

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COURTESY PIXABAY

The Honolulu Fire Department responded to a two-alarm building fire at the Onelauena Emergency Shelter at 8:40 p.m. Friday.

Upon arrival, fire officials said that a third floor unit within a barracks type structure was emanating with smoke and flames.

The fire was brought under control by 8:51 p.m. and fully extinguished by 9:02 p.m., according to fire personnel.

It was reported that no one was in the unit at the time of the fire. The building’s occupants were alerted by the alarm system and evacuated without incident.

At this time, the cause of the fire and the damage estimate are not available. The fire is under investigation.

Fire sprinklers prevent extensive damage at Kapolei fire

The Honolulu Fire Department responded to a building fire located on Manawai Street on Friday at 1:49 p.m.

Upon arrival, crews discovered a two-story townhome with heavy smoke emanating from a ground floor apartment.

The fire was brought under control at 1:59 p.m., according to fire personnel.

It was reported that an adult male was home at the time of the fire. He was alerted by the odor of smoke and escaped without injury.

Upon investigation, it was determined that the fire originated from an outdoor mattress.

It was also determined that two fire sprinkler heads were activated before crews arrived. Fire officials said this prevented extensive damage to the home by inhibiting the fire’s spread.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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