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honolulu high-rise fire kills 3; mayor says building had no sprinklers

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honolulu high-rise fire kills 3; mayor says building had no sprinklers

at least three people died as dozens of firefighters battled a multiple-alarm fire in a honolulu high-rise apartment building just outside waikiki on friday.honolulu mayor kirk caldwell said the high-rise was not equipped with sprinklers. caldwell made the revelation at a friday night news conference outside the marco polo condominium complex.the blaze began for unknown reasons on the 26th floor of the 36-story high-rise that was built in 1971.honolulu fire chief manuel neves says that without a doubt if there had been sprinklers, the fire would not have spread past the unit where it started.the blaze spread to at least the 27th floor and several other units, said honolulu fire department spokesman capt. david jenkins. he said the number of fatalities could change.firefighters said there were reports of people trapped in their units inside the burning building.the high-rise has 568 apartments and four commercial spaces. paramedics treated several injured people, and at least two people were sent to the hospital in serious but stable condition.troy yasuda, who lives across the street, was giving water to people who had evacuated. "they were choking from the smoke," he said, adding that people told him they had evacuated through dark stairwells. police were yelling through megaphones for people still inside to come down, yasuda said. he watched as people were carried out."it's been an orderly evacuation," said security guard leonard rosa, who was answering phones from the ...