BUILDING FIRE EXTINGUISHED IN HONOLULU

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 7:57 p.m. for a building fire
at 2474 Kapiolani Blvd in Honolulu. Six units, staffed with approximately 22 personnel,
responded to the fire where occupants were reported to be in the 20-story
condominium. The first unit arrived at the scene at 8:02 p.m. to find reports of
smoke on the seventh floor.

An investigation for the source of the smoke was conducted on the seventh floor and
above. That investigation was done with the simultaneous evacuation of occupants.
After clearing the upper floors, fire fighters ventilated the seventh floor and confirmed
that there was no fire spread. They found an extinguished cooking fire in a unit on the
seventh floor at 8:25 p.m.

The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation. There are no damage estimates
at this time. Residents were eventually allowed to return to their homes.

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.

For more information, visit www.fire.honolulu.gov