Auwaiolimu Street fire allegedly intentionally set; Damage cost estimated at $120,000

Local News


HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) determined that a fire that took place on Auwaiolimu Street on Monday, Sept. 27, was intentionally set, and the building’s damage costs are estimated at $120,000.

HFD said the blaze originated from the building’s rear entryway, and the fire’s cause was “incendiary.”

Get news on the go with KHON 2GO, KHON’s morning podcast, every morning at 8

According to HFD, the fire was located at an unoccupied and unsecured single-story building at 317 Auwaiolimu St. in Honolulu. A neighbor called 911 when they smelled smoke and saw flames coming from the back of the building.

The structure was also reportedly already damaged from a previous fire that happened in 2020. According to HFD, neighbors said squatters frequently went onto the property.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

More Hawaii News

More Local News

Trending Stories