Cooking accident sparks Ward Avenue building fire

Ward Avenue

Ward Avenue was reopened between Spencer Street and Prospect Street after a building fire Tuesday.

The fire was first reported at 10:40 a.m. from The Kamaaina at 1520 Ward Avenue.

Firefighters contained the blaze to a sixth floor unit, and extinguished it by 10:55 a.m.

An elderly woman was home at the time. She wasn’t hurt, but the American Red Cross is assisting.

The cause of the fire was accidental and due to a cooking mishap. Damage is estimated to be at $20,000.

That portion of Ward Avenue was open to local traffic and buses only as crews responded to the fire.

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