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Firefighters extinguish house fire in Kailua

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The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) responded to a two-alarm fire on Dune Circle in Kailua, Thursday morning.

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) responded to a two-alarm fire on Dune Circle in Kailua, Thursday morning.

Firefighters arrived on scene before 6 a.m. to find smoke and flames emanating from the front of the single family, single story home.

A dog was rescued from the house and then taken by neighbors to an animal hospital where it is being monitored.

Another animal, a bird, also in the house at the same time, did not survive.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire in less than an hour.

A fire investigator was called to the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

There were no reported injuries to HFD personnel.

Fire Safety Tips

•Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Smoke alarms should be installed and maintained in every home.

•Home fire sprinklers protect lives by keeping fires small. Sprinklers can reduce the heat, flames, and smoke produced in a fire, allowing people more time to escape.

•A home fire sprinkler can control or put out a fire with a fraction of the water that would be used by fire department hoses.

•Teach your children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them.  Make sure they can open windows, remove screens, and unlock doors.

For more information, visit firesafehonolulu.com