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Fire crews battle house fire in KaimukiUPDATED 10:32 PM HST Jun 23, 2013Video Transcript
developing news out of Kaimuki... Where firefighters have just left the scene of a fast-moving house fire. It broke out just before 6 this evening ... And within minutes, flames and thick black smoke could be seen for miles. 1:28:08 "WELL FIRST I SMELT IT... THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF FLAMES ... I CAME BACK AND THE ROOF WAS ON FIRE. AND THE FIRE TRUCKS WERE THERE ALREADY" 1:28:23 Officials say the fire started in the back corner of the 3-bedroom home and quickly spread. The flames also scorched a car but did not do damage to neighboring homes thanks to the quick action by FORTY firefighters from TEN different companies. Capt. Chris Ah Mook Sang @ 1:31:57 "AS FIRE CREWS ARRIVED... THEY DID A REAL QUICK ATTACK AND WERE ABLE TO KNOCK DOWN THE FIRE." 1:32:08 Two people live in the home... A man in his 40's and his mom. The woman was not home at the time and her son was able to get out unharmed... Neighbors say they were stunned by the thick black smoke and raging flames n. Neighbor @ 1:28:26 "I'VE LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FOR THREE YEARS NOW, NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT, NOT HERE." 29:03 The Red Cross is helping those two residents affected by the fire. A fire investigator will return to the home tomorrow morning to determine exactly what caused the blaze.