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Aiea, HI – One Man, Two Dogs Killed in High-Rise Fire at Lele Pono Condominiums on Uao Place

January 20, 2023

Aiea, HI (January 20, 2023) – A 77-year-old man and two dogs lost their lives in a fire that happened at a unit in an Aiea high-rise on January 20. At approximately 11:25 a.m., ten units totaling over 35 firefighters responded to the two-alarm blaze. 

The incident occurred at the Lele Pono condominium building on Uao Place. When fire crews arrived at the scene, they saw flames and smoke coming from one of the units, according to information provided by the Honolulu Fire Department.

Firefighters battled the flames while checking multiple floors for any occupants. The fire was brought under control at approximately 11:59 p.m. 

A 77-year-old man who was present in the unit at the time lost his life, according to information provided by the Honolulu Fire Department. Two dogs were found in the same unit underneath a bed who had also died. 

Two other residents who live in the apartment, identified as a 50-year-old woman and her husband, also 50, were not home at the time of the fire. The woman was identified as the deceased person’s daughter. 

Police in Aiea are working to determine the cause of the blaze. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. 

Hawaii Structure Fires

Aiea, HI - One Man, Two Dogs Killed in High-Rise Fire at Lele Pono Condominiums on Uao PlaceEven though the last thing on the mind of a physician when tending to fire-related injuries is the cost, the price of these treatments is usually exorbitant. The average price of medical bills amassed by the victim of a fire may typically be more than $200,000. 

This calculation, as high as it is, does not even include the numerous additional monetary consequences that the victim and their family members will face, such as lost wages, reduced earning capacity, multiple surgeries, and varying support services designated to help them deal with the mental turmoil caused by the life-altering experience.

Many situations can cause people to sustain injuries in life-changing incidents due to the blatant negligence of building managers, landlords, contractors, product manufacturers, and property owners. When someone is hurt in a fire-related accident caused by another individual’s negligent actions, the injured victims are typically entitled to file a personal injury suit against the liable party. 

Securing financial compensation for these enormous expenditures, along with pain and suffering, however, is not something that automatically occurs. Leaving your fate up to the insurance company will almost certainly prove to be unsuccessful. By aligning yourself with a reputable and experienced Honolulu fire-related injury lawyer, you are allowing yourself the best option to obtain the full and fair settlement you need and deserve.

The personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner have decades of skilled experience helping families receive the economic recovery they require and the justice they rightfully deserve for a serious fire-related injury.

We are fully dedicated to helping our clients recover both physically and financially in the fastest and easiest way possible. If you or someone you love were hurt or killed in a fire caused by the negligent actions of another person, contact our Aiea wrongful death lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525. 

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately. 

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