High-rise fire in Honolulu kills 3 people
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.