On Monday, October 4, 2021, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 4:30 p.m. for a building fire at 3218 Ama Drive in Moanalua.  The 911 caller, an adult female, had just gotten home, noticed smoke coming from her bedroom and heard the sound of an activated smoke alarm.  She immediately exited the home and called 911.

A total of nine HFD units, staffed with 34 personnel, initially responded to this fire.  The first unit arrived at the scene at 4:39 p.m. and found light smoke emanating from a second story window of a residential home.  HFD personnel secured a water supply and deployed hose lines into the home for fire control and a primary search.  The fire was brought under control at 4:44 p.m. and all second-alarm units were released from the emergency.  The fire was extinguished at 4:48 p.m. and no injuries were reported for this fire.  

The fire is under investigation and damage estimates are not yet available.

Fire Safety Tips  

  • Working smoke alarms save lives, reducing 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. 
  • 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.