The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 5:14 a.m. this morning for a house fire at 2715 Waiaka Road in McCully.  A total of six units, staffed with 22 personnel, responded to the fire. The first fire fighters arrived at the scene at 5:20 a.m. and reported a two-story abandoned house with light smoke emanating from the corner of the second floor.  There were no initial reports of any occupants inside the house.  

Firefighting tactics included initiating an aggressive fire attack, securing a water supply, performing a primary search of the interior for occupants, and securing electrical utilities to the house.  The fire was brought under control at 5:28 a.m. and extinguished at 6:01 a.m.  Overhaul tactics to search for hidden fires and smoldering areas to prevent rekindling were completed shortly thereafter.  There were no occupants inside the house and no injuries were reported.

The HFD’s Fire Investigator was called to the scene to initiate an investigation to determine the origin and cause of the fire.  Fire damage estimates are not available at this time.  Hawaiian Electric Company personnel were also requested to the scene to secure power from the street to the house.

Fire Safety Tips  

  • Sprinklers can reduce the heat, flames, and smoke produced in a fire, allowing people more time to escape 
  • 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