Autistic man killed in Kalihi house fireUPDATED 7:53 PM HST Nov 15, 2013Video Transcript
until further notice. The fire that chased 20 people from a home, killed the one person who couldn't get out ... New tonight.. We know the man who died was autistic... and that could be the reason he stayed inside. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa joins us live with the latest developments. nana? HFD says the fire started on the first floor. This home in Kalihi that housed at least 4 different families. As fire ripped through this home in Kalihi... Family members knew there was a loved one still inside.. He's 22 year-old Herbert Nuuanu the third. He's autistic ..and was on the second floor. Marlene Enle 1543 THE SISTER SAID THE BOY PUSHED HER OUT AND LOCKED THE DOOR 48 People who knew him say it was most likely because he was very scared and wanted to hide. Nuuanu never made it out.. 16:40 REALLY LOVED HIM SORRY FOR THEM 44 Hazelle Magaoay - neighbor 1925 HE WAS ENERGETIC AND CAUSE HE WAS SEVERELY AUTISTIC YOUR DAYS ARE DIFFERENT FROM YESTERDAY SO YOU CAN'T REALLY KNOW HOW HIS DAYS GOING SO IT'S KIND OF HARD BUT WHEN I SEE HIM I ALWAYS SAY HI MO HOW ARE YOU DOING TO MAKE HIM SMILE 1948 The house has four different units. There were more than 20 people living there ... Terry Seelig- HFD 551 THIS IS A SINGLE FAMILY HOME BUT THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS IT HAS ADDITIONS AND FEATURES INSIDE WITH PARTITIONS THAT MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO FIGHT THE FIRE 05 Everyone else made it out alive. Neighbors right next door who were at home last night when the fire started said they're lucky the flames didn't jump over to their house. Ismatl Mendoza - Neighbor 829 THE FLAME ABRUPTLY GOT BIG WHEN WE GO OUT AND GO ON THE SIDE IT WAS HOT ALREADY 39 Today, they're not taking chances..and trimming the trees in their yard. The Red Cross is providing shelter for the displaced residents.. Providing them with food and a safe environment. Jack Bohman - Red Cross 3027 WE HAVE RIGHT NOW 21 RESIDENTS WE HAD 24 LAST NIGHT AND THREE HAVE RELOCATED TO A LOCAL FACILITY WHERE THEY ARE STAYING 88 The Honolulu fire department is still trying to figure out HOW the fire started. The damage is estimated to cost 500-thousand dollars.