Some residents couldn't hear alarms in deadly Honolulu blaze

A woman, who exited the Marco Polo apartment complex, is placed in an ambulance as firefighters continue to battle the blaze at the high-rise, Friday,

A Honolulu Fire Department helicopter flies near a fire burning on a floor at the Marco Polo apartment complex, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (A

Law enforcement officers stand at the scene of a multi-alarm fire at the Marco Polo apartment complex in Honolulu, Friday, July 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Au

A paramedic checks on a woman, lying on a median, after she and others exited the Marco Polo apartment complex as firefighters continue to battle a bl

Onlookers stand on a sidewalk as a fire burns at the Marco Polo apartment complex, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia))

Debris falls off a balcony during a fire at the Marco Polo apartment complex, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Firefighters work at the scene of a multiple-alarm fire at the Marco Polo apartment complex, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garci

Smoke from a deadly fire at the Marco Polo apartment complex, covers the Waikiki skyline Friday, July 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Smoke billows from the upper floors of the Marco Polo apartment complex, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Smoke billows from the upper floors of the Marco Polo apartment complex, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Smoke billows from the upper floors of the Marco Polo apartment complex, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Firefighters on a lower balcony spray water upwards while trying to contain a fire at the Marco Polo apartments, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Honolulu. (

Firefighters on several balconies spray water upwards while trying to contain a fire at the Marco Polo apartment complex, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Ho

This photo provided by Bruce Campbell, a unit manager in the Marco Polo building in Honolulu, shows the charred interior of the building on Saturday,

This photo provided by Bruce Campbell, a unit manager in the Marco Polo building in Honolulu, shows the charred interior of the building on Saturday,

This photo provided by Bruce Campbell, a unit manager in the Marco Polo building in Honolulu, shows the charred interior of the building on Saturday,

This photo provided by Bruce Campbell, a unit manager in the Marco Polo building in Honolulu, shows the charred interior of the building on Saturday,

Contractors clean the walls outside the Marco Polo residence, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Honolulu. A deadly fire started on the 26th floor of the bui

Contractors sweep up the fallen debris after a deadly fire swept through the Marco Polo residence, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Honolulu. The fire star

Debris that fell from a fire at the Marco Polo residence lays on the front lawn of the building, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Honolulu. A fire broke ou

A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent, right, and several fire officials stand outside the Marco Polo residence, Saturday, July

With the damage of the fire nearby, a woman attempts to clean her window sill at the Marco Polo residence, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Honolulu. A fir

A man looks off his balcony at the the damage left from a deadly fire that destroyed several floors of the Marco Polo residence, Saturday, July 15, 20

A man takes pictures off of a balcony of the damage left from a deadly fire that destroyed several floors of the Marco Polo residence, Saturday, July

This photo shows the Marco Polo building after a fire gutted several of the top floors of the residential complex, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Honolul

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents say they didn't realize a deadly inferno was raging in their high-rise apartment building in Honolulu until they opened their doors and saw firefighters racing to battle the flames.

Several Marco Polo high-rise residents told The Associated Press the sirens are located in the hallways and they had trouble hearing them when the blaze started. They also said there were no flashing alarm lights or public announcements about the deadly fire Friday.

Three people died.

Fire officials have not released any information about a possible cause for the blaze.

A fire official has said the building didn't have fire sprinklers, which officials say would have stopped the flames from spreading.

The building was built in 1971, before sprinklers were mandatory in high-rises.