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Fire officials: Kalakaua building fire was arson

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -  Investigators say a fire Thursday morning inside a vacant, commercial building was set by an arsonist. It started about 3:30 AM on Kalakaua Avenue near Kapiolani Shopping Center.

When crews arrived they saw black smoke billowing from the building.

It took 35 firefighters to put out the flames. No one was inside the building when crews arrived. Damage is estimated at $60,000.

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