The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 7:56 p.m. this evening for a
house fire at 2827 Waialae Avenue in McCully. A total of ten units, staffed with 38
personnel, responded to the fire. The first fire fighters arrived at the scene at 8:01 p.m.
and reported a two-story, multi-family home with heavy black smoke emanating from the
front right corner of the first floor.

Reportedly the home was unoccupied and was slated to begin renovation at the time of
the fire.

Firefighting tactics included initiating an aggressive fire attack, securing a water supply,
and performing a primary search of the interior for occupants. The fire was brought under
control at 8:22 p.m. Overhaul tactics to search for hidden fires and smoldering areas to
prevent rekindling were completed shortly thereafter. Fire was extinguished at 9:06 p.m.

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. HFD concluded operations with no reports of injuries.

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