The Honolulu Fire Department received a 911 call at 9:10 p.m. on July 19, 2021 for a building fire at 86-0912 Pukui Place in Waianae. Nine HFD units, staffed with about 29 personnel, responded to the two-alarm fire. The first unit arrived at the scene at 9:13 p.m. to find smoke and flames emanating from a large shed, behind the main building.

One female occupant was home during the life span of the incident, and that occupant refused all offers for medical care. HFD units made a rapid attack on the fire while simultaneously establishing a water supply. The fire was brought under control by 9:18 p.m. and extinguished shortly thereafter. The damage estimates are unknown 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
• A home fire sprinkler can control or put out a fire with a fraction of the water that
would be used by fire department hoses.