UPDATE: HFD EXTINGUISHES THREE ALARM FIRE AT SAND ISLAND

UPDATE: The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 619 a.m. for a
building fire at 50 Sand Island Access Road. Twenty-three resources were staffed with
approximately 73 personnel, including fire fighters from the State of Hawaii Aircraft
Rescue Fire Fighting Unit.

The first fire fighters arrived at the scene at 6:29 a.m. to find a large fire near the La
Mariana Restaurant fully involved with black smoke and flames emanating from all
sides. The fire involved a large stockpile of plastic pipe.

Upon arrival, HFD established command, initiated a fire attack and simultaneously
secured three separate water supplies. The strategy for this incident included cooling
the fire with copious amounts of water and then controlling it with a top layer of
firefighting foam. The fire was declared under control at 9:53 a.m. Due to limited
access to fire hydrants, HFD units have initiated water relays in which apparatuses
secure a resource hydrant and then stretch hose lines to each other, eventually
pumping water at the fire. Multiple master-stream and ladder-pipe operations are being
utilized to apply large volumes of water on the fire.

This fire was declared fully extinguished at 11:25 a.m. Investigators are at the scene to
determine the cause of the fire. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Fire Safety Tips
● Working smoke alarms save lives, reducing 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.
● 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