Fire damages Waikele home
A fire heavily damaged the garage area of a Waikele home today, but no one was injured in the blaze.
The fire at 94-1070 Lelehu St. was reported at 4:55 p.m., said Capt. Terry Seelig, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman. Seelig said one of the children at the home smelled smoke and went outside and saw smoke in the garage.
Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control shortly before 5:30 and had it extinguished at about 6 p.m. There were one adult and two children at home when the fire broke out, but Seelig said all managed to escape without injury.
The fire was confined to the garage and caused an estimated $200,000 in damage. Seelig said a car in the driveway also was damaged.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.