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honolulu — the latest on a fire in a honolulu high-rise apartment building (all times local):8:15 p.m.a 71-year-old woman who lives in the upper floors of the honolulu high-rise where a fire killed three people says that when it started, she smelled smoke, stepped out on her balcony, and saw flames spreading on the floors below.karen hastings, who lived on the 31st floor of the marco polo apartments, said friday that the next thing she knew, windows were blowing out and glass was tumbling all the way from the 26th floor where the fire broke out to the ground.then when she saw the fire flying out the windows that were broken, she was truly scared, saying it looked "like a horror movie."she and a neighbor hurried to evacuate, running down from the 31st to the 17th floor before they found a stairwell where they felt safe and could get air.officials say at least three were killed and at least 12 people were injured.___6 p.m.honolulu's mayor says the burning high-rise where at least three people have died was not equipped with sprinklers.mayor kirk 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.___5:15 p.m.a fire official says at least three people are dead in a blaze ...