Firefighters battle blaze at Waimanalo Apartments
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Firefighters battle blaze at Waimanalo Apartments

Nearly two dozen firefighters responded to a fire on Saturday night that broke out in a unit at the Waimanalo Apartments.

Seven residents — two adults and five children — were not home when the fire was reported at 7:33 p.m. Saturday. Six HFD units, staffed with 22 personnel, arrived three minutes later and observed heavy smoke; they entered the apartment and brought the blaze under control at 7:59 p.m.

The fire was reported extinguished at 8:43 p.m.

HFD said the fire remains under investigation and a cause has yet to be determined. The Hawaii chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the displaced family.

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