The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) has completed its initial investigation of a building fire that occurred in Nanakuli at 8:24 a.m. on July 11, 2021. Fire investigators found that the fire originated in a bus-type vehicle that was no longer being utilized for transportation. It appears the fire started in the vehicle and spread to the adjacent structure. Damages to the vehicle where the fire originated is estimated to be approximately $5,000. Damages to the adjacent structure and its contents are estimated to be approximately $30,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
It was unclear how many occupants were in the building at the time of the fire, but the HFD has determined that two people were injured as a result of the blaze. A female in her 40s was treated by Emergency Medical Services and transported to Straub Hospital with burns to her arms and face. A male in his 50s was treated for burns at the scene, but sought further treatment on his own at a nearby clinic.