Fire investigators: Blaze at Waipahu warehouse fire was intentionally set

Fire investigators: Blaze at Waipahu warehouse fire was intentionally set
The fire at 94-170 Leoole St. was first reported just before 1 p.m. on Sunday.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Department has opened an arson investigation into a blaze that broke out Sunday afternoon at a Waipahu warehouse.

Honolulu Fire Department investigators determined the blaze was intentionally set.

The fire at West Oahu Roofing at 94-170 Leoole St. was reported shortly before 1 p.m.

Some 11 units and 36 personnel were dispatched to the scene, which is across the street from Fire Station 12. Officials say the building was fully involved.

The fire was contained at 1:30 p.m. and fully extinguished just before 2:45 p.m.

The business was closed at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported.

Officials say the building did have working smoke alarms, but did not have fire sprinklers.

Damage to the structure and its content was estimated to be about $1.7 million.

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