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Remembering mother, son killed in Honolulu Marco Polo high-rise fire

A 5-alarm fire that ripped through Honolulu’s Marco Polo apartments on Friday, injured a dozen and killed three people.

Among the victims who died are 54-year-old Britt Reller and his mother 85-year-old Melba Jeannine Dilley.

“I couldn’t believe it.. I couldn’t believe that was my last time seeing him,” said Larisa Mokan, who lived on the same floor as the victims.

Just moments after the blaze broke out, we’re told Reller called his Hawaiian Airlines co-workers to tell them he was hiding under a bed and unable to get to his mother.

Reller’s brother watched the fire from the streets below.

“I drove down there and basically watched his floor be consumed,” Britt’s brother, Rev. Phillip Reller said.

Neither Reller nor his mother made it out alive.

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