Honolulu Fire Department releases new video from Marco Polo Fire

  • Source: KITV-TV ABC 4 Honolulu
  • Published: 01/11/2018 08:36 PM

A fire that was seen for miles around. The biggest firefight in the Honolulu Fire Department's history. Now, we're seeing it from HFD's perspective. Video taken by firefighters inside the Marco Polo condos three days after July's deadly fire, takes us through the 26th, 27th and 28th floors. Apartments gutted, sometimes you look right through multiple apartments, all just charred rubble. Some apartments were intact. Fire fighters told Island News, those had closed doors that blocked ventilation and kept the flames from spreading into their unit. The same hallways were in pitch black but also filled with smoke as flames closed in on firefighters. Audio from fire dispatch: "From fire dispatch we have caller from 2614 reporting trapped. Copy that 2614 is that correct. That is correct 2614. Occupant reporting smoke entering unit. One victim trapped." Honolulu Fire Captain Scot Seguirant said the fire was "overwhelmingly challenging" and he praises firefighters on their calm and methodical communication.


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