On November 21, 2022, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 6:57 p.m. for a building fire reportedly at 938A 9th Avenue in Kaimuki and responded with 11 HFD units staffed with approximately 36 personnel. The first unit arrived at the scene at 7:05 p.m. to find light smoke emanating from the rear of the structure.

HFD fire fighters immediately began an offensive, interior fire attack, secured a water supply, and conducted a search for occupants in the home. No one was home at the time of the fire. Fire crews could not determine at this time if there were smoke detectors in the house. The fire was under control by 7:16 p.m. and extinguished at 8:23 p.m. The HFD Fire Investigator arrived on scene to determine the cause of the fire and provide damage estimates.