28 people homeless, 1 injured in Makaha fire
By Gregg K. Kakesako firstname.lastname@example.org
May 3, 2016
Updated May 3, 2016 11:00am
Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused an early morning house fire in Makaha that burned a man, left 28 people homeless and damaged neighboring structures and vehicles.
Paramedics treated one man for second-degree burns to his arm following the fire that began just after 5 a.m. on Lahaina Street.
Thirty-two firefighters arrived at the scene 14 minutes after the 5:08 a.m. alarm and saw smoke coming from the structure. Firefighters brought the flames under control at 5:52 a.m., a Fire Department spokesman said in an e-mail.
The 2-alarm fire burned a single-story home and spread to neighboring homes.
Twenty-two people in the home at the time of the fire escaped.
Six adults were displaced from a damaged neighboring home. The American Red Cross is helping residents affected by the fire.
A damage estimate was not immediately available. However, the home where the fire broke out is considered to be a total loss. The fire also burned neighboring structures and vehicles.
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