911 called for Hawaii Five-0 actor's house fireUPDATED 10:45 PM HST Jan 06, 2014Video Transcript
KITV4's Brenton Awa has the story. We're used to seeing Alex O'loughlin on TV -- but not like this... The celebrity actor obviously feeling out-of-place after a fire ripped through a portion of his home. Christina Lighter was sitting poolside next door just before 4-this-evening when they smelled the smoke and heard an explosion. 239 "IT SOUNDED LIKE THE DOOR GOT KICKED IN, WE DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT." So she and her family went to investigate. 251 "WE WERE WATCHING -- WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE FIRE CAME OUT AND STARTED BURNING THE DOORS DOWN." They called 911 and fire crews arrived to the home just off of Diamond head within minutes. 1120 "WHEN WE GOT HERE ABOUT 10 OF FOUR, THE FIRE WAS ROLLING OUT OF THE GARAGE IT WAS STARTING TO EXTEND ABOVE THE GARAGE -- WE WERE ABLE TO KNOCK IT DOWN AND KEEP IT FROM DAMAGING THAT APARTMENT." 347 "THE SMOKE WAS REALLY BIG, IT WAS A LOT OF WHITE SMOKE AND IT STARTED COMING OUT OF THE WINDOWS AND THEN KIND OF FORCEFULLY CAME OUT." The neighbors were unsure if anyone was home but after seeing the gate open -- they decided to check and found one woman in need of help. 312 "SHE WAS STANDING OUT THERE CALLING AND TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE EVERYONE WAS, SO WE GOT HER DOWN AND OUT HERE THEN ALEX CAME." O'loughlin was seen talking with fire crews and walking onto the damaged property. Fortunately -- firefighters got there in time... and contained the flames to the garage. No one was injured from the fire. The investigation will continue tomorrow. And damage is estimated at 110-thousand-dollars to the structure and its contents.