Honolulu high-rise fire kills 3, injures 5

July 15, 2017

More than 60 firefighters are battling a fire in a Honolulu high-rise apartment building.

A fire has broken out in a 36-story condominium tower in Honolulu, with media reporting that several people could be trapped in their homes, as firefighters battle the flames.

Images broadcast by bystanders on the Periscope streaming service showed thick black smoke pouring from the Marco Polo condominium building on Friday as orange flames raged on several floors.

Emergency responders were treating several people at the scene, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper said, citing fire officials.

Fire officials were also responding to reports of people trapped in their apartments, the paper added.

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

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