Honolulu Police Department opens arson investigation into early-morning fire in Wahiawa

  • Source: Hawaii News Now
  • Published: 03/24/2020 07:33 AM

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.


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