HONOLULU ― Firefighters in Hawaii were battling a five-alarm fire late Friday afternoon that broke out on the 26th floor of a high-rise apartment building. Three people were killed in the blaze and several others were injured.
Apartments on at least four floors of the Marco Polo building were burned, Capt. David Jenkins of the Honolulu Fire Department confirmed to HuffPost. The fire had started on the 26th floor but spread to the 25th, 27th and 28th floors and reached both sides of the building, which faces the ocean on one side and the Manoa mountains on the other.
HFD received the first reports of the fire at 2:15 p.m. local time. Firefighters were still in the building early Friday evening and had assisted people out of the building as late as 4 p.m.
Three people were confirmed dead in the blaze and at least 16 people were injured, according to The Associated Press and Hawaii News Now.