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State Fines Honolulu Fire Department


State says firefighters were not protected from asbestos exposure




HONOLULU (KHON 2 News) – The state has cited and fined the Honolulu Fire Department thousands of dollars in connection with the deadly Marco Polo fire.

High-Rise Operations: Marco Polo Fire

The blaze in July killed three people and destroyed dozens of units.

Hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze which was the largest high rise fire in state history.

A cause has yet to be released, but the state says HFD put its own firefighters at risk by not protecting them from asbestos exposure.