Fire destroys Waipahu home; leaves 8 homeless

Published On: Aug 06 2014 03:09:38 AM HST   Updated On: Jun 24 2014 10:16:18 PM HST
WAIPAHU, Hawaii -

Eight Waipahu residents are without a home Tuesday night after a fire destroyed their home.

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Fire crews were called to Awamoku Street at around 3 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames, according to fire officials.

The fire was under control by 3:19 p.m.

Fire investigators say one of the family members was cooking on the stove and left.  When he returned, the fire was out of control.

A total of 32 firefighters were needed to extinguish the fire and stop the flames from spreading to other homes.

Six adults, a 12-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy were displaced.  Some of them had scrapes and a few minor injuries, but did not need medical attention.

The American Red Cross will be helping the family with food, shelter and other needs.


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