Unusual item briefly shuts down H-1 Freeway viaduct


Did you get stuck in traffic Saturday morning at about 9:20 a.m. on the H-1 Freeway viaduct?

No, it wasn’t road work or an accident.

But it was quite an unusual sight.

A fire hose came off a Federal Fire Department truck in the middle of the eastbound lanes.

Honolulu fire crews were called to help get the hose out of the way, and they had it picked up in a few minutes.

The Federal Fire Department says the fire truck was going from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to Tripler, but was not on an emergency call.

No word yet on why the hose came off.

“We regret any inconvenience to drivers, and we will learn from this incident to prevent it from happening again. At approximately 0920 on Saturday, June 3 a fire hose on Federal Fire Department Engine 103 fell off the truck while traveling from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to Tripler Army Medical Center. The engine had refueled while on base and was not on an emergency call. The fire engine was flagged, and turned around to retrieve the hose. It took approximately 15 to 20 minutes to safely retrieve the hose, and there were no other incidents. The Honolulu Fire Department and another FFD fire engine assisted. The cause of the incident is under investigation.” — Navy Region Hawaii

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