Apartment fire leaves 15 people homelessUPDATED 8:34 AM HST Jun 23, 2013Video Transcript
15 people are homeless this morning after a fire tore through their Pearl City apartment building. The Honolulu Fire Department says the blaze broke out around 10-30 last night -- at the complex on Lehua Avenue -- right across from the Pearl City fire station. Crews say when they arrived -- TWO upstairs units of the 2- story walk-up were on fire. Residents told firefighters one of the units was unoccupied. The two DOWNSTAIRS units were evacuated. The American Red Cross is assisting affected residents, while investigators look into the cause of the fire. Damage is estimated at 220-thousand dollars. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.