Firefighters put out blaze at Hawaii Five-0 star's home
Hawaii Five-0 has done its share of stunts in the islands, but a fire at its main character's real-life house was not one of them.
We're used to seeing Alex O'Loughlin on TV, but not like this. The celebrity actor was obviously feeling out of place after a fire ripped through a portion of his home.
Christina Lighter was sitting poolside next door just before 4 p.m. Monday when they smelled the smoke and heard an explosion.
"It sounded like the door got kicked in, we didn't see anything other than that," said Lighter, a neighbor.
Lighter and her family went to investigate.
"We were watching, waiting to see what happened and all of a sudden the fire came out and started burning the doors down," said Lighter.
They called 911 and fire crews arrived to the home just off of Diamond Head within minutes.
"When we got here about 10 of four, the fire was rolling out of the garage and it was starting to extend above the garage. We were able to knock it down and keep it from damaging that apartment," said Captain Terry Selig of the Honolulu Fire Department.
"The smoke was really big, it was a lot of white smoke and it started coming out of the windows and then kind of forcefully came out," said Lighter.
The neighbors were unsure if anyone was home but after seeing the gate open, they decided to check and found one woman in need of help.
"She was standing out there calling and trying to find out where everyone was, so we got her down and out here then Alex came," said Lighter.
O'Loughlin was seen talking with fire crews and walking onto the damaged property. Fortunately, firefighters got there in time and contained the flames to the garage.
No one was injured from the fire. The investigation will continue Tuesday and damage is estimated at $110,000 to the structure and its contents.
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