Undisclosed settlement reached in deadly Honolulu fire

HONOLULU — A settlement was reached in a deadly Honolulu high-rise fire, although the amounts to be paid by insurance companies to plaintiffs remains confidential.

A settlement conference was concluded Tuesday regarding the July 2017 Marco Polo building fire that killed four people.

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Officials say the fire at the 568-unit building was one of the worst in modern Honolulu history, requiring the efforts of about 130 firefighters.

A judge ordered defendants to make financial disbursements out of an escrow account by Jan. 15.

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The settlement appears to resolve several lawsuits filed in connection with the fire, which caused an estimated $107 million in damage.

Attorneys say they are not allowed to discuss settlement amounts their clients are expected to receive.

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