At least 3 dead as 5-alarm fire traps people in Honolulu high-rise

Saturday, July 15, 2017
By Paul Martin
15 Jul, 2017

At least three people died, as over 100 firefighters battled a massive five-alarm fire in a condominium in Honolulu, Hawaii. At least 12 were reportedly injured in the blaze.

A crew of more than 100 firefighters managed to bring the fire under control by 6:30pm local time on Friday, Reuters reports citing Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

The Honolulu Fire Department confirmed three deaths on the 26th floor, AP reported. Four of the 12 injured, including one firefighter, were hospitalized in serious condition, while others were treated at the scene, according to the Star-Advertiser newspaper.

As of 4:45pm local time (10:45pm Eastern) the flames continued to spread to multiple floors.

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