Moniz family home burns down

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Overnight, the Moniz family home on the East Side of Oahu has burnt down.

The house, in Kuliouou, caught fire at 7:45pm with two occupants home - Tony Moniz and his wife Tammy. The rest of the Moniz family were travelling and learned of the fire overnight. Seth Moniz is currently in quarantine in Sydney.

The fire began in the garage with Moniz attempting to douse it with a fifteen-year old fire extinguisher. Quickly overwhelmed, Moniz escaped with passports and birth certificates before the house was engulfed in flames.

Investigations are continuing today.

KHON News has video with Tony Moniz.

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ljkarma Thursday, 18 Mar 2021 at 12:12pm

Tough luck for a gentle Hawaiian giant, true gentleman and fantastic surfer.

The interview is an example of his positive attitude and family priorities that will surely see him receive the karma he deserves. Go you good thing TM!

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stunet Thursday, 18 Mar 2021 at 12:54pm

It's amazing given the context. Just hours earlier the man's house burnt down - a second-generation house built by "Grandpa" - and with it all he and his family's Earthly possessions. Covered by insurance, yeah, but everything of sentimental value is gone.

And he stoically faces the camera like that.

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udo Thursday, 18 Mar 2021 at 3:57pm
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marcus Friday, 19 Mar 2021 at 12:43pm
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Robo Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 at 11:22am

And?

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Spuddups Thursday, 18 Mar 2021 at 4:08pm

I've only never heard good things said about Tony Moniz. Really sad to see something like this happen to him. I guess the only real positive is that nobody got hurt.