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Kitchen fire damages Japanese restaurant

Makino Chaya in Aiea Makino Chaya in Aiea
Fans clearing out the smoke Fans clearing out the smoke
HFD cleaning up the water damages HFD cleaning up the water damages

AIEA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu Fire Department officials are investigating a fire that broke out at a sushi restaurant in Aiea early Friday morning.

The fire was reported just before 3 a.m. at Makino Chaya located in the Westridge Shopping Center near Pearlridge Center.

According to HFD, the fire started in a trash can located in the kitchen, but was soon extinguished by the facility's sprinkler system.

Fire crews found water damage when they arrived to the scene.

The cause of the fire and the amount in damages in unknown at this time.

The owner plans to open the restaurant Friday.

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