No one was hurt, but the garage fire caused more than $100,000 in damage

By Tim Nudd
Updated December 01, 2020 10:50 PM
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This time, it was Alex O’Loughlin who needed help from the Hawaii authorities.

The actor, 39, who is normally the one doing the saving as detective Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-0, needed a visit from the Honolulu Fire Department on Monday to extinguish a fire that started in his garage and threatened the rest of his $4 million Diamond Head home on O’ahu.

Neighbors told Hawaii News Now that an explosion rang out around 3:45 p.m., the garage door blew off, and smoke began billowing out. Some 50 firefighters responded, and the fire was controlled by 4:11 p.m.

No one was hurt.

O’Loughlin wasn’t home at the time but later returned to survey the damage, estimated at $110,000.

“The first company arriving found smoke and flame coming out of the garage,” said HFD Capt. Terry Seelig. “The fire appears to have caused heavy damage to the garage and its contents and nothing to the house.”

O’Loughlin lives in the Diamond Head home with girlfriend Malia Jones, their 14-month-old son Lion and two older children from previous relationships.