Fire on 25th Floor of Waikiki High-Rise

Fire contained to unit of origin

 

(Honolulu Happenings/YouTube)

 

HONOLULU, Hawaii – (Star Advertiser) – Hundreds of residents evacuated a Waikiki high-rise late Thursday afternoon due to a fire confined to a single unit on the 25th floor, but some remained in their homes.

Everyone managed to escape without injury from the fire, but between six and eight residents, primarily older ones, were treated for heat exhaustion and difficulty breathing after walking down many flights of stairs at the 39-story condo — the Chateau Waikiki at 411 Hobron Lane, said Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. Scot Seguirant.

Emergency Medical Services treated an 88-year-old woman for exhaustion she experienced during the evacuation, and transported her to a hospital for treatment. No one was treated for smoke inhalation or injuries directly related to the fire.

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Fire contained to unit of origin     HONOLULU, Hawaii – (Star Advertiser) – Hundreds of residents evacuated a Waikiki high-rise late Thursday afternoon due to a fire confined to a single unit on the 25th floor, but some remained in their homes. Everyone managed to escape without injury from the fire, but between six […]

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