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Fire destroys Kalihi house, displaces 9

  • Video by Cindy Ellen Russell / crussell@staradvertiser.com

    A fire destroyed a house and displaced nine residents at 1759 Kealia Drive on Wednesday. No one was home at the time of the fire.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A residential home caught fire at 1759 Kealia St. in Kalihi on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Honolulu Fire Department.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A residential home caught fire at 1759 Kealia St. in Kalihi on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Honolulu Fire Department.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A residential home caught fire at 1759 Kealia St. in Kalihi on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Honolulu Fire Department.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A residential home caught fire at 1759 Kealia St. in Kalihi on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Honolulu Fire Department.

Nine people were displaced when a fire destroyed a Kalihi house Wednesday afternoon, but no one was home at the time of the blaze.

Red Cross is assisting the residents.

Thirty-nine firefighters responded to the 1:12 p.m. alarm at 1759 Kealia Drive.

The first unit was on scene at 1:18 p.m. and discovered a two-story, single-family dwelling fully involved in fire, the Honolulu Fire Department said in a news release.

No one was home at the time, and the fire was brought under control at 1:36 p.m. and extinguished at 2:31 p.m.

Hawaiian Electric Co. arrived on scene to secure power to the property.

The fire remains under investigation, and a cause has not yet been determined. No one was injured.

Fire damages are estimated at $300,000 to the structure and $100,000 to its contents, fire officials said tonight.

HFD said the home had no working smoke alarms and no fire sprinklers.

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