Man Killed in Honolulu High-Rise Fire Remembered as Caring Professional –

Tom MarkLast Update : Sunday 16 July 2017 - 2:26 AM
Man Killed in Honolulu High-Rise Fire Remembered as Caring Professional –

Image: Britt Reller

Britt Reller, bottom center, died in the fire at Marco Polo condominium building in Hawaii, a spokesperson from the Association of Flight Attendants said. Remembering Britt Reller / Facebook

Reller had worked as an in-flight manager for Hawaiian Airlines for two years, The Associated Press reported.

Robin Sparling, vice president of in-flight services at the airline, said in an email to the AP that Reller “was a talented manager and caring co-worker and we will miss him terribly. Our hearts are with Britt’s brother, Phil, and his entire family.”

The fire broke out at the 36-story building at around 2:17 p.m. local time (8:17 p.m. ET) Friday and swelled to five alarms. The fire spread to the 27th and 28th floors, and some residents were told to shelter in place until fire crews could remove them, Honolulu Fire Capt. David Jenkins said.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the fire, and emergency crews guided dozens of residents down stairwells to safety, Jenkins said. Four people were transported to area hospitals in serious condition, including a firefighter, he said.

The firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion and was released, Jenkins said. Early Saturday some residents of the building, which was completed in 1971 and has 568 residential units, were allowed to return,

NBC affiliate KHNL reported. Source: world

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