HFD extinguish Waialae Avenue house fire, building damage estimated to be $340,000

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Firefighters extinguished a two-story, multi-unit building fire in McCully at 9:06 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Damage to the building is estimated to be at $340,000 with an additional $10,000 to contents found inside.

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The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) responded to a 911 call regarding a fire on Waialae Avenue at 7:56 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14. The blaze was located at 2827 Waialae Ave.

Firefighters arrived at the scene around 8:01 p.m. and noticed heavy, black smoke coming from the front right corner of the first floor.

The fire was controlled at 8:22 p.m.

Officials reported the fire was intentionally set, and the incident was referred to Honolulu Police for further investigation. According to HFD, the fire began in a corner bedroom on the first floor, which sustained significant damage. The second floor only had minor fire damage.

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HFD reported there were no injuries, and no one was home during the fire because the building was vacated for renovation. The building did not have working smoke alarms.

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