Honolulu firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze that damaged state welfare offices in Wahiawa early Tuesday.
The fire broke out just before 2:30 a.m. on California Avenue.
“I think the original dispatch came in as a rubbish fire,” said Paul Fukuda, HFD battalion chief. “When they arrived here, the front building was pretty much fully involved. It’s two structures. The front building was a larger structure, U-shaped with a little walkway separating another structure on the back side.”
According to Honolulu police, one of the buildings was a women, infants and children office.
It's not clear how it started as authorities have not released further details.
A portion of California Avenue was temporarily shut down, but it has since been reopened.