•   
  •   
  •   

World Honolulu high-rise blaze kills at least three, injures two

08:25  15 july  2017
08:25  15 july  2017 Source:   reuters.com

U.S. judge rejects Hawaii's bid to exempt grandparents from Trump travel ban

  U.S. judge rejects Hawaii's bid to exempt grandparents from Trump travel ban A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected the state of Hawaii's bid to exempt grandparents from President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, but he said the state could directly ask the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify its ruling. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu had been asked to interpret a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that revived parts of Trump's March 6 executive order banning people from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days.The highest court let the ban go forward with a limited scope, saying it could not apply to anyone with a credible "bona fide relationship" with a U.S. person or entity.

HONOLULU : At least three people were killed and two suffered smoke inhalation on Friday as a fire consumed several floors of a The fire began on the 26th floor of the Marco Polo high rise building at about 2 :15 p.m., spreading to floors above and below, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper said.

HONOLULU — At least three people were killed and two suffered smoke inhalation on Friday as a fire consumed several floors of a 36-storey condominium tower in Honolulu , media said. Current top breaking Philippine headlines regarding the nation, world, metro manila

At least three people were killed and two suffered smoke inhalation on Friday as a fire consumed several floors of a 36-story condominium tower in Honolulu, media said.

Army soldier arrested for alleged ties to ISIS: FBI

  Army soldier arrested for alleged ties to ISIS: FBI Army soldier on active duty in Hawaii has been charged with providing material support to ISIS, FBI saidA U.S. Army soldier on active duty in Hawaii has been charged with providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the FBI said.

An 85-year-old woman and her adult son were among at least three people who died in a billowing fire at a Honolulu high - rise not equipped with sprinklers, according to media reports. At least 12 people were injured in the fire that enveloped the upper floors of the

At least three people are dead and 12 injured after a large fire broke out in a high - rise condominium in Hawaii on Friday. More than 100 firefighters responded to the five-alarm fire in the 36-story Marco Polo apartment complex in Honolulu .

man handing card
Trending Now: The 10 Best Balance Transfer Cards
See The Cards
Sponsored by NextAdvisor

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.

More than 100 firefighters 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 Marco Polo high rise building at about 2:15 p.m., spreading to floors above and below, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

As many as three people died on the 26th floor, Fire Chief Manuel Neves told a news conference at the scene. He did not provide details of the deaths, the paper said.

Monk seal bites, injures US wildlife staffer on Midway Atoll

  Monk seal bites, injures US wildlife staffer on Midway Atoll A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee has been bitten by an endangered Hawaiian monk seal while swimming at Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Megan Nagel said Tuesday that the incident happened on July 6 on Midway's North Beach in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

The fire broke out at a Honolulu high - rise condominium building on Friday, sending flames and smoke billowing out from the tower's upper floors and causing

HONOLULU — At least three people died and at least 12 were injured in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a Honolulu high - rise Friday, and hundreds fled the apartment complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors, authorities said.

Emergency responders treated several people, with two taken to a nearby hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, it said, adding that one of the two hospitalized patients was in serious condition, but the other was stable.

"Paramedics are expediting emergency treatment with a triage location inside the building," Shayne Enright of the city's Emergency Medical Services department told the paper.

Fire officials were also responding to reports of people trapped in their apartments, the paper said, but had not confirmed the number.

Evacuees from the building were being accommodated at a nearby park, with volunteers tending them, the Hawaii Red Cross said on social network Twitter.

The fire forced the closure of a major road in front of the condominium complex, the Honolulu police department said on Twitter.

In London, at least 80 people were killed when a fire gutted the 24-story Grenfell Tower apartments on June 14.

Authorities have opened two major investigations into the blaze, the worst in the British capital since World War Two, and have said criminal charges could be forthcoming.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

Arson dog searches Honolulu high-rise for ignitable liquids .
Fire investigators from Hawaii's Big Island have arrived in Honolulu with an arson dog to search for ignitable liquids in the apartment where a deadly high-rise blaze broke out last week. Honolulu Fire Department Capt. David Jenkins said Tuesday the dog is searching unit 2602 where the fire began. He said the search does not necessarily mean there is a criminal element to their investigation.The blaze killed three people in nearby apartments and injured a dozen others.Jenkins said the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is also helping to determine the cause of the fire.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!