Honolulu fire: three dead after inferno breaks out in high-rise building
About 100 firefighters tackle the incident at Marco Polo apartments, which did not have sprinklers, in the Hawaiian capital
At least three people were killed and 12 injured after a flame broke out in a high-rise apartment building in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Thick black smoke and ignites could be seen received from the Marco Polo house near Waikiki after the flame started on the 26 th flooring on Friday afternoon. The blaze swiftly spread two floors higher, sending junk, including glass, opening chassis and hunks of balconies to the street below.
We have a very tragic situation with three confirmed fatalities, said the citys mayor, Kirk Caldwell, as permissions told there could be more fatalities in a house that was not fitted with sprinklers.
The fire department afterwards spoke 12 parties were treated for injuries, and five were transported to infirmaries in serious position. On Saturday, the department enunciated most occupants would be able to return, but three floors would remain closed because of heavy smoke, ocean and fervour shatter.
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