3 killed in fire at Honolulu high-rise apartment
HONOLULU - Family members of a 71-year-old woman say she is the third victim killed in a high-rise fire in Honolulu.
Jayne Matsuyama tells The Honolulu Star-Advertiser that her sister Joanna Kuwata was one of three people killed in Friday's blaze.
Matsuyama says her sister was single and lived alone on the 26th floor of the high-rise where the fire broke out. She says Kuwata, who retired about five years ago, had lived in the building for the last two decades.
Matsuyama told the newspaper that her sister's apartment was not damaged by the fire.
Hawaiian Airlines in-flight manager, 54-year-old Britt Reller, and his 85-year-old mother, Melba Jeannine Dilley, were among the dead. A dozen other people were injured in the fire.
Fire officials have not released the cause of the blaze.