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3 dead, 12 injured in Honolulu high-rise fire

At least three people are confirmed dead, a dozen injured, and five hospitalized — including a firefighter — after a five-alarm blaze swept through several floors of a Honolulu high-rise, on Friday.

More than a dozen units at the Marco Polo Apartment Building, along Kapiolani Boulevard, are now heavily damaged, according to the Honolulu Fire Department.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell declared that fire under control a little after 6:30 p.m., Friday evening.

Fire officials say by midnight the blaze was fully extinguished.

They say a majority of the residents will be allowed back inside their units, with the exception of those who live on the 26th, 27th and 28th floors of the Marco Polo. Residents are being asked to call the building’s management, or the front desk for further details.

Firefighters will remain on-scene, to watch for any fire rekindles or flare-ups.

Clean-up efforts are on-going, while residents in-need are being assisted by the Red Cross.

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