Hawaii News

Friday, February 21, 2020

Boy spreads aloha one thank you at a time to Honolulu’s first responders

VIDEO: 9-year-old Raiden is giving back to Honolulu’s Finest. It all started with a simple “thank you” five years ago. “When we first started my tutu and my mom told me let’s just go say thank you to the military, officers and firefighters and then we started to give out cards that said thank you you’re my hero cards,” said Raiden. These thank you cards are Raiden’s way of showing Hawaii’s first responders that their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. “It says thank you you’re my hero written and it has my picture and it says I got your six.” Raiden has given out hundreds of cards already and says the reaction he receives is priceless. “One of the reactions was like really happy and they started to almost cry and then they gave me a hug.” It’s all a team effort with mom and grandma making and designing the cards. Raiden’s mother says she’s inspired by his drive to give back.
KHON-TV FOX 2 Honolulu

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Honolulu Fire Department: Lit candle caused fire in Waimanalo dwelling

An unattended lit candle caused the Feb. 7 fire in a 20-foot container in Waimanalo, according to a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman. The fire in the container, which was converted into a living area, at 41-1140 Waikupanaha Road was determined to be accidental, said Capt. Jeffrey Roache. Roache said an occupant was awakened by the heat radiating from the fire at about 3:10 p.m. and safely escaped. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in an hour. The fire damaged clothing, books and other items. Damage was estimated at $78,000 to the structure and its contents.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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