Honolulu firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire in West Oahu Monday morning.
The call came in at around 8:14 a.m. from a two-story home on Ohe Ohe St in Maili. Authorities said a neighbor’s quick action helped keep the flames from spreading.
“They were able to handle it with the assistance of one of the neighbors who had a garden hose on the fire,” said James Perkins, Battalion Chief, Honolulu Fire Dept. “So when they made entry, they were able to control it.”
“It started downstairs and it looked like it was going upstairs. There was smoke everywhere,” said neighbor Pua Vierra.
Officials said the fire was located in the living room and did not spread to the second floor. It was extinguished at 8:27 a.m.
Perkins said a couple lives there, but was not at home when the fire broke out.
According to Vierra, crews found a dog in the closet and brought the pet over to be cared for until the couple returned.
The cause is still under investigation.