Posted at 3:42 p.m., Saturday, May 27, 2006
Ewa Beach fire displaces two people
Advertiser StaffTwo people were displaced from their homes late Friday after a fire in Ewa Beach gutted one townhome and damaged another.
Capt. Kenison Tejada, a HFD spokesman, said the fire in the Palm Village Town Villa started around 11 p.m. on the balcony of unit U in the two-story, eight-unit townhouse building.
Firefighters were called to the building at 91-1049 Mikohu St. at 11:13, and the second-floor unit was fully engulfed when they arrived.
Three dozen firefighters brought the blaze under control at 12:13 a.m., and extinguished it at 12:49 a.m.
The fire caused $180,000 in damage to unit U, he said.
Discarded cigarettes on the balcony were believed to be the cause.
The unit below unit U sustained $50,000 in heat and smoke damage.
One person from each apartment was displaced, and the Red Cross assisted them in finding housing, Tejada said.
A third apartment, next to unit U, sustained some water damage, Tejada said.
No one was injured.