BUILDING FIRE EXTINGUISHED IN EWA BEACH

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 4:31 p.m. for a building fire
at 91-1022 Renton Road in Ewa Beach. Eight units, staffed with approximately 29
personnel, responded to the fire where occupants were reported to be in the building.
The first fire fighters arrived at the scene at 4:37 p.m. to find light smoke emanating from
an extension adjoining a residential home and neighbors attempting to extinguish the
fire.

An offensive fire attack with simultaneous search for occupants was initiated
immediately after HFD’s arrival. They found a 60-year-old male attempting to extinguish
a smoldering mattress. The fire was contained to the contents of the building and was
brought under control at 4:47 p.m. Overhaul tactics to search for hidden fire and
smoldering areas to prevent rekindling were completed shortly thereafter as the fire was
fully extinguished at 4:49 p.m.

Prior to the incident, a 60-year-old male smelled smoke and called 911. He was
assisted from the home and then the patient’s care was transferred to an Emergency
Medical Services unit at 4:52 p.m. The patient ultimately declined further treatment.
The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation. There are no damage estimates
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 escape.
**Always have an evacuation plan to get out of the house and a designated area outside to meet to ensure everyone is safe.