High-rise fire in Honolulu kills 3 peo­ple

Irish Sunday Mirror - - STYLE ON SUNDAY -

AT least three peo­ple have died and 12 were in­jured in a fire at a Hawaii high-rise build­ing that was not equipped with sprin­klers.

Hun­dreds fled the blaze in the block as smoke bil­lowed from the up­per floors of the Marco Polo res­i­dences in Honolulu.

Fire chief Manuel Neves said: “With­out a doubt if there were sprin­klers in this apart­ment, the fire would be con­tained to the unit of ori­gin.”

The dead were found on the 26th floor where the fire broke out around 2.15pm lo­cal time and then spread to the 28th floor.

The 36-floor build­ing was built in 1971 be­fore sprin­klers were re­quired.

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