HFD EXTINGUISHES EARLY MORNING FIRE IN MAKAHA

On November 22, 2022, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 3:40 a.m. for a building fire reportedly at 84-160 Jade Street in Makaha and responded with 12 HFD units staffed with approximately 37 personnel. The first unit arrived at the scene at 3:47 a.m. to find heavy smoke and flames from the rear of the two-story structure.

HFD fire fighters immediately began an aggressive fire attack and secured a water supply, which closed Lahaina Street. The rear of the structure had partially collapsed shortly after the arrival of the first HFD crews. A search for victims of the accessible sections of the home was conducted, confirming no occupants were in those parts of the home at that time. Neighbors reported the structure was vacant, however it appeared as there may have been people living in the structure at the time of the fire. HFD crews were also told by bystanders the electrical service to the home has been disconnected for a year. Fire crews could not determine at this time if there were smoke detectors in the house. The fire was under control by 4:17 a.m. and extinguished at 4:34 a.m. All HFD personnel were accounted for and uninjured. The HFD Fire Investigator was dispatched to this fire to determine the cause of the fire and provide damage estimates.