TWO-ALARM FIRE DESTROYS STRUCTURE IN WAIANAE

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 2:13 this afternoon
for a building fire at 869 Paheehee Road in Waianae. A total of 14 units, staffed
with 40 personnel, responded to this two-alarm blaze. The first unit arrived at the
scene at 2:22 p.m. to find a small, single-story structure, similar to a Quonset
Hut, with black smoke and flames emanating from all sides of the structure. HFD
personnel established command, secured a water supply and initiated a
defensive fire attack.

A 70-year-old male was the only occupant inside the building at the time of the
fire and evacuated by himself. He was not injured but the HFD notified American
Red Cross to assist him

The fire was under control by 3:01 p.m. and fully extinguished at 4:30 p.m. The
structure and approximately 20 vehicles in the structure were destroyed.
HFD’s Fire Investigator was called to the scene to initiate an investigation to
determine the cause and origin of the fire. Damage cost estimates were not
determined 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 building and a
designated area outside to meet to ensure everyone is safe.