Waianae home partially collapses in two-alarm fire

Fire investigators are looking into what caused a two-story Waianae home to go up in flames Monday.

The alarm came in at 11:24 a.m. on Alamihi Place. Ten fire companies staffed with 32 personnel responded.

Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. Officials say the fire compromised the home’s structural integrity, causing it to partially collapse.

“I was out here for 20 minutes and could see the top of the house was all charred, and then I heard some guys yelling, so I don’t know if it was the firemen, and I heard and seen the house collapse,” said witness Yvette Kaholo.

The fire was brought under control at 11:42 a.m. and fully extinguished by 12:26 p.m.

Crews were able to prevent flames from spreading to nearby homes.

Officials say the building was unoccupied and no one was inside when the fire broke out.

A damage estimate has yet to determined but the home is considered to be a total loss.

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