On Monday, September 6, 2021, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 2:49 p.m. for a two-alarm building fire at 2025 Kealoha Place in Kalihi. Ten units, staffed with 39 personnel, initially responded. While en route, the Fire Communications Center informed the responders that the correct address for the incident was at 1319 Gulick Avenue.
The first unit arrived at the scene at 2:54 p.m. to find smoke emanating from the rear of a medium-sized, two-story, residential home. Upon investigating further, the exterior of a detached shed located in the rear of the property was found to be on fire. HFD personnel quickly deployed pre-connected hose lines to attack the blaze and extinguished the fire at 2:59 p.m. Because of the quick action, all second-alarm units were released from the emergency. However, during the fire attack operations, a person who lives at 1416 Gulick Avenue experienced difficulty breathing. HFD personnel were able to locate the person, performed an initial medical assessment, and transferred care to the on-scene Emergency Medical Services unit at 3:04 p.m.
The HFD Fire Investigator was called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire and provide damage estimates. An update will be provided once the investigation report becomes available.