Honolulu: Three dead, five injured in massive fire

Honolulu: As per the information given by the officials, in an incident that took place yesterday in Honolulu that killed three people and five others got injured in a massive fire that consumed three floors of a 36 story condominium tower.

During a news conference, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell went on to say: The fire at the Marco Polo high rise building was brought under control at about 6:30 pm local time, four hours after the blaze began.

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“We have a very tragic situation with three confirmed fatalities,” Caldwell said. “The good news is that the fire is now under control.”

For hours, thick black smoke poured from the building as orange flames raged on several floors and debris fell from windows in images broadcast by bystanders on the Periscope streaming service.

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More than 100 fire-fighters battled the blaze, spraying water on flames from nearby balconies as a helicopter circled above, images posted online showed.

The fire began on the 26th floor of the building at about 2:15 pm, and quickly spread to the two floors above, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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