The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 12:41 a.m. for a building fire at 2998 Makalei Place in Kahala. Six resource units, staffed with 22 personnel, responded to the fire. The first fire fighters arrived at the scene at 12:48 a.m. to find smoke and flames emanating from a two-story, residential home located at the end of the street. After securing a water supply, an offensive fire attack was performed focusing on the kitchen and pantry area of the house. Even though all four occupants exited the house before the HFD arrived, a primary and secondary search of the interior was performed for confirmation. The fire was contained to the room and contents of the kitchen and was quickly brought under control at 12:57 a.m. Overhaul tactics to search for hidden fire and smoldering areas to prevent rekindling were completed shortly thereafter.

The estimated fire damage to the house and contents is $5,000.

Fire Safety Tips
• Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Smoke alarms should be installed and maintained in every home.
• Home fire sprinklers protect lives by keeping fires small. Sprinklers can reduce the heat, flames, and smoke produced in a fire, allowing people more time to escape.
• Always have an evacuation plan to get out of the house and a designated area outside to meet to ensure everyone is safe.

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