I was driving through the Ewa Gentry area the morning of June 10th feeling great after having just left a home that I’d helped a young military family move into, when I noticed several fire trucks headed towards the Sun Rise complex on Hanapouli Circle. (Just behind the Ewa Town Center at Fort Weaver and Geiger Road.)
“Sun Rise” town-homes in Ewa by Gentry
My immediate reaction was panic because I’ve helped several families purchase there in the past couple of years, and I had listed and sold a unit there just last week! I raced to the town-homes only to be turned away by a police road-block barricading entry.
Four fire engines and a police escort wasn’t going to stop me, so I parked across the street and made my way into the complex by foot. What I witnessed was a somber reminder about the importance of having properly tested and installed smoke alarms as well as homeowner’s insurance…this could happen to anyone’s home and we all need to make sure that we are prepared for the unthinkable.
Photo by Craig T. Kojima, Star Advertiser
Please don’t wait until it’s too late…get on the internet or phone and get homeowner’s insurance today! Also, here is a link to the U.S. Fire Administration site with a great article on smoke detectors. Get them installed A.S.A.P. if you don’t have them, and make sure they are tested ifÂ they are already in place.
For more information on the fire, here is a link to the Star Advertiser article and news clip on the scene 6/9/2011, Blaze racks Ewa Beach town house.