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Honolulu, HI – Fatal House Fire Reported in Kalihi

November 29, 2022

Honolulu, HI (November 29, 2022) – A fatal house fire was reported in the Kalihi neighborhood Honolulu, on the morning of November 28. At around 1:42 a.m., emergency personnel was dispatched to the scene of the fire to investigate the circumstances and render aid. 

Reports concerning the incident state that a single-story home in Kalihi was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived at around 1:49 a.m. The flames were under control by shortly after 2:00 a.m., while the entire building was extinguished by 2:17 a.m. 

When fire crews checked for anyone who may have become stuck inside, an unresponsive occupant of the house, only identified as a male, was discovered. Custody of the deceased individual was transported from HFD to Honolulu Emergency Medical Services.

No one else was discovered in the ruins of the building. Authorities in Kalihi continue to investigate the details of the blaze. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.

Hawaii House Fires

House fires happen at an alarming rate in the United States. According to information provided by the National Fire Protection Association, over 350,000 house fires happen per year in the US. About 2,600 people lose their lives yearly due to these incidents. These fires can take place for a lot of different reasons, however, cooking fires most often end up out of control.

Honolulu, HI - One Person Loses Life in House Fire in KalihiThe cost of treatment required to heal from severe burns is almost always a major financial issue for patients. The average cost associated with medical bills for someone who sustained just moderate injuries in a fire is somewhere in the neighborhood of $200,000.

Additionally, this total does not include the numerous other financial burdens victims may end up facing, including lost wages, reduced earning capacity, numerous surgeries for scarring, and the many support services utilized to assist them in coping with the emotional trauma that may have stemmed from the event. Fires are some of the most traumatic events people can go through. 

Obtaining financial compensation for these expenses, along with pain, suffering, and other damages, can be complicated, and, trusting the insurance company to fairly compensate you usually does not turn out well. 

With the help of an attorney who is experienced in handling fire-related cases in Hawaii,  you will have the best opportunity to collect the financial compensation you need and deserve during this difficult time. 

The personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner have decades of experience assisting families in getting the economic recovery they are entitled to and the justice they deserve for a serious fire-related injury.

We are determined to help our clients recover both physically and financially in the fastest and easiest way possible. If you were injured in a fire caused by the negligent actions of another person, or if you have lost a loved one due to a negligently caused fire, contact our Honolulu house fire 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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