HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department determined the cause of the fire at Zippy’s Kapahulu was incendiary.
Fire officials said the fire on Thursday, June 9 started with a shopping cart fire on the sidewalk that spread to the building through a vent opening around 11:30 p.m.
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Crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from Zippy’s.
No one was injured in the fire.
The fire was extinguished by 1:15 a.m.
Officials say the restaurant had smoke alarms.
HFD said the cost of the damage is about $200,000.
Police opened an arson investigation in the case.
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Zippy’s said due to extensive damage to the kitchen and the dry goods storage room they will be closed for at least two weeks.