HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department was sent to battle a building fire in Mapunapuna on Wednesday.
Firefighters said they arrived at an abandoned two-story commercial building on Kakoi Street at 4:24 p.m. Immediately, they saw flames coming from a second-floor window.
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After securing a water supply and initiating an aggressive fire attack, firefighters fully extinguished the fire by 4:48 p.m.
HFD’s fire investigators confirmed the fire was accidental and was sparked by an unattended candle on the second floor of the vacant, abandoned structure.
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Damage estimates are $722,000 to the building and $500 to the contents. There were no reports of injuries or fatalities.