Neighbors recount fatal Ocean View fire

  • Only ashes remain after fire incinerated a home in Ocean View, killing the occupant. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Only ashes remain after fire incinerated a home in Ocean View, killing the occupant. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Fire engulfs a home in Ocean View Thursday morning. (Courtesy photo/Les Garbis)

  • Kyle Keezer shows where he saw flames engulfing a home in Ocean View. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

OCEAN VIEW — Chuck Henry described his neighborhood street in Ocean View as somber the day after a raging house fire took the life of his friend who lived across the road.