HONOLULU — Honolulu firefighters say a 22-year-old man died in a house fire in Honolulu's Kalihi Valley.
Fire Capt. Terry Seelig tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://bit.ly/1d2kYHM) that the fire was called in at 6:35 p.m. Thursday.
He says the fire was controlled in less than 40 minutes but it destroyed the home.
Firefighters discovered the victim's body behind a closed door of a second-floor room.
Witness Jack Roberts says he and two other men stopped when an 11-year-old girl said her brother was inside and was autistic. Roberts says the men tried to kick in the door but had to retreat from the fast-moving fire.
Four families live in sections of the house.
Three children of another family escaped the fire with four visiting family members.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com