Honolulu officials investigating 3 separate fires near Hawaii Supreme Court

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) is investigating three separate fires that broke out at the Hawaii Supreme Court, the Hawaii attorney general’s office and the Department of Taxation on Monday, May 10.

Officials are investigating to determine if the three incidents are connected, according to HFD.

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Fire personnel first received a 911 call around 1:56 a.m. that reported a fire alarm activation at the Hawaii Supreme Court at 417 South King St.

HFD arrived on the scene at 2:02 a.m. Officials say the 911 caller did not see any smoke or flames and reported that the smoke alarm had been activated. The fire began near the exterior of the entry door of the building, according to HFD.

Fire officials say another fire incident at the Hawaii attorney general’s office at 425 Queen St. was also reported. The fire began near the exterior of the main door that faces Queen Street.

A third fire was reported at the Department of Taxation on 435 Queen St. The fire began in the exterior of two separate entryways.

HFD investigators say all three fires were set by an incendiary and are determining if the incidents are connected.

HFD initially reported two incidents but later corrected and said three fires were reported.

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