ONE INJURY REPORTED AS FIVE ADULTS ESCAPE HOUSE FIRE IN NANAKULI

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call today at 8:24 a.m. for a building fire at 87-1621 Kanahele Road in Nanakuli. 8 HFD units, staffed with approximately 24 personnel, responded to the fire.

The first fire fighters arrived at 8:31 a.m. to find a single-family home with smoke and flames emanating from the structure. Fire fighters deployed hose lines and initiated a fire attack. The fire was under control within five minutes of the first unit arriving at the scene and fully extinguished by 9:02 a.m. HFD crews confirmed that all of the occupants had exited the structure, however there was one injury reported. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was requested for a male in his 50s with burns to his hands and face. That person was treated and transported by EMS to an area hospital.

The American Red Cross was notified to assist five adults that were displaced by the fire. The HFD’s Fire Investigator was called to determine the cause of the fire. There are no damage estimates at this time.

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.
• Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of each level of the home. Show all doors and windows. Go to each room and point to the two ways out. Practice the plan with everyone in your household including visitors.