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Posted at 8:38 a.m., February 5, 2001

Woman escapes Punchbowl apartment fire

By Brandon Masuoka
Advertiser Staff Writer

A 75-year-old woman escaped injury when a fire broke out at her Punchbowl apartment this morining.

Eight fire companies responded to the 7:17 a.m. fire at the Prospect Tower located at 927 Prospect St. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 7:35 a.m.

Police closed off Prospect Street from Ward Avenue to Magazine Street.

The fire started in unit 1403, possibly in the living room or bedroom, fire officials said.

The building was not equipped with water sprinklers, according to Fire Department spokesman Richard Soo.

No one was evacuated. The woman's husband was at work at the time.

The cause of the fire and damage estimates are pending investigation.

The apartment unit was gutted and lanai areas of apartments on the 15th and 16th floors appeared to have sustained smoke damage.

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