Large building fire in Waikiki displaces family of 4

  • Source: KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now
  • Published: 04/04/2021 03:43 PM

A family of four has been left homeless following a large blaze at a Waikiki condominium on Sunday morning. Crews were dispatched at around 1:15 am to a nine-story building located along Ala Wai Boulevard. Officials say smoke and flames could be seen emanating from the lanai of a fourth floor unit. “We were asleep and then a fire alarm went off,” said resident Omar Tiscareno. “We thought it was a false alarm but we looked out the balcony and people next door here were screaming at us that there was, you know, a fire so we evacuated.” Ten units staffed with 39 personnel responded to the blaze. Firefighters made a forcible entry into the unit and the fire was fully extinguished at 1:44 am. Volunteers with the American Red Cross are assisting the family.


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