Hawaii News

Friday, May 26, 2023

Honolulu Fire Department investigating 2-alarm fire at business in Pearl City

The Honolulu Fire Department is investigating a two-alarm fire that broke out from a Pearl City business on Friday morning. It happened around 3:50 a.m. at Allstate, located at 450 Kamehameha Highway in Waiau. Firefighters arrived at the scene just before 4 a.m. to find the single-story, commercial strip mall with black smoke coming from one of the units. Firefighters said the blaze did not spread beyond the Allstate office. The fire was extinguished by 4:40 a.m. No injuries were reported. The cause and damage estimates are still under investigation.
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5 injured when boat heading to manta ray dive runs aground at Honokohau Harbor off Hawaii Island

Five people were injured when a boat that was heading to a manta ray dive ran aground at Honokohau Harbor off Hawaii Island late Thursday, authorities said. The incident happened around 10 p.m. about 100 yards south of the Honokohau Harbor entrance. The U.S. Coast Guard said the 35-foot boat had six people on board, including the captain. Authorities said of the five people injured, one of them lost consciousness. Three people were taken to the hospital by ambulance. The Coast Guard said the vessel sustained significant damage to the hull of the boat, but the captain was able to get it back to the harbor under its own power. The boat has since been lifted out of the water. No fuel has spilled, officials said. The Coast Guard is now investigating the incident.
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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Man in his 70s dead after fast-moving blaze tears through Waialua apartment building

A man in his 70s was killed Wednesday and six people were left homeless after a fast-moving blaze ripped through an apartment building in Waialua. HFD officials said the two-alarm blaze broke out in unit 206 of the building on Au Street just after noon. Firefighters arrived at the scene around 12:12 p.m. with 11 units staffed with 36 personnel. HFD brought the fire under control by about 12:48 p.m. and extinguished it by 1:04 p.m. And when they entered the unit, the found a man’s body in a back bedroom. The man’s wife was able to exit the unit safely. “We’re really unsure of what exactly transpired as far as why the husband was unable to get out and why the wife was able to safely get out,” said HFD Capt. Jaimie Song. Other residents were also evacuated, and fire officials said several units sustained smoke and water damage.
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