Zeph MacNaughton, N7WAP, a neighbor and former volunteer forest firefighter, jumped into action after waking up to the smell of smoke.

“I jumped up, pounded on the door, woke them up and said ‘Get out.’ Then I went outside, grabbed the hose and started hosing their house down, hoping I would stop it, but then it came through,” MacNaughton said. “I just starting hosing our houses down, the roof, the wall, and sat there through the whole fire.”

He said he stayed there until firefighters arrived shortly thereafter.

The fire displaced 15 people, according to the Honolulu Fire Department.



Thanks to Todd Wilson, WH6DWF, for bringing this story to our attention.