Related: Arsonist remains on the run after string of hotel fires in Waikiki

  • Source: KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now
  • Published: 08/07/2019 03:04 AM

Authorities are still searching for an arson suspect after three hotel fires in Waikiki in just three days. The latest fire happened Tuesday night at the Grand Waikikian by Hilton on Ala Moana. The Honolulu Fire Department confirmed the fire was intentionally set. Crews were called out around 8:45 p.m. There, a small fire was extinguished upon arrival on the 28th floor. No injuries were reported. It comes a day after an arson investigation was opened for a fire inside the Waikiki Beachcomber. Authorities believe it was possibly a diversion to break into rooms. And a day before that on Sunday, a fire was intentionally set at the Alohilani Resort. Photos obtained by Hawaii News Now from inside the Beachcomber showed the open doors of rooms 601 and 1407, where someone stole jewelry, designer bags, and electronics during the evacuation. The automated key entries to the rooms — clearly tampered with. HPD confirms they are investigating burglary cases.


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