An Oahu big wave surfer is facing the daunting task of rebuilding after a three-alarm fire devastated his business at the old Waialua Sugar Mill.
Two months after the setback, Dan Moore is holding a ‘fire’ sale at Hawaiian Lumber. Everything that survived the blaze and remains in the shop’s inventory is being offered for sale at a discount to help fund the rebuilding effort.
The fire, which happened on March 20, caused nearly $1.2 million in damage. Moore lost his two existing lumber mills and a lot of tools in the warehouse.
Investigators with the Honolulu Fire Department say they were unable to determine a cause.
“We took a pretty hard hit," Moore tells Hawaii News Now. "I had insurance, but I didn’t have the greatest insurance.”
Before the fire, he had ordered a third lumber mill that was intended to supplement operations at the shop. Now, he is using the third mill to keep the business going.