HFD Classifies Cause of Makiki Fire That Burned Woman
The Honolulu Fire Department has announced that the cause of a recent home fire in Makiki, which resulted in a 47-year-old woman sustaining serious burns, has been classified.
The fire, which broke out on [date] at [address], caused significant damage to the property, estimated to be around $280,000.
Fire investigators have been working diligently to determine the cause of the blaze, which started in the bedroom of the residence.
However, despite their efforts, an exact cause has not yet been identified.
The flames quickly spread, causing extensive damage to the home, resulting in financial losses exceeding $80,000.
Following the incident, emergency services promptly arrived at the scene and provided medical assistance to the injured woman.
She was subsequently transported to the hospital in serious condition, with burns sustained on her body.
The victim’s identity has not been disclosed at this time.
According to neighbors, the house had been vacant for several years, and squatters had taken up residence there.
It remains unclear whether the squatters were present during the fire or if they had previously abandoned the property.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the occupancy of the residence are ongoing.
The Honolulu Fire Department is urging residents to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to prevent similar incidents.
They emphasize the importance of maintaining fire safety measures within homes and promptly reporting any suspicious activities in their neighborhoods.
As the investigation into the cause of the Makiki fire continues, the authorities are reminding the public to prioritize fire safety to protect lives and property.