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Fire heavily damages Halawa townhome


    Firefighters extinguished a townhouse fire at Crosspointe in Aiea this morning.

Firefighters extinguished a fire that heavily damaged a townhouse at Crosspointe in Halawa today.

Nine companies staffed with 32 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire at 594 Mananai Place at 7:12 am.

When they arrived, they observed flames and smoke emerging from a townhome on the second floor of an eight-unit building, said acting Battalion Chief Timothy Rapoza of the Honolulu Fire Department.

Police contraflowed traffic on the makai-bound lanes of Kahuapaani Street as firefighters battled the blaze at the structure adjacent to the roadway.

The fire was brought under control and extinguished by 7:47 a.m.

About an hour later, white smoke billowed from the roof of the affected townhome after the fire slightly rekindled eaves of the structure. Firefighters who were still at the scene extinguished the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

Rapoza said a married couple who resides in the townhouse was not home at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and a damage estimate has yet to be determined.

The American Red Cross has been contacted to assist affected residents.

Correction: An earlier version of this story placed Crosspointe in the wrong neighborhood.
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