Follow Up: Manoa house fire "was pretty traumatic," says tenant

  • Source: KHON2
  • Published: 11/08/2018 12:00 AM

Fire investigators are still looking into what caused this massive fire that ripped through a home in Manoa Tuesday night. One tenant who lives there says she's thankful to be alive. "It was pretty traumatic," said Tamara Ledo, house tenant. Tamara Ledo has lived in the home since April. She says she smelled the smoke, but didn't think it was her house on fire. "I was kind of thinking, OK maybe I should get up and see what it is, and then boom, boom, boom. It was like get out of the house it's on fire," said Ledo. "We had the neighbors pounding on the doors first, who notified the ladies that lived on the other side, and then everyone started to all get out at the same time. So, it was crazy." Tamara and her three roommates got out safely and all her belongings were spared as well, but other parts of the house sustained a lot of damage. "The front of the house is totally charcoal, like very, very burnt," said Ledo. "The roof of the whole room outside the top floor... There's some water damage in the dining room area, in our dining room area, so that's the ceiling. So they're going to have to repair that too."


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