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Fire burns boiler at Sand Island biofuel facility

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

An excess of fuel inside of a boiler is to blame for a stubborn fire that burned early Monday morning at the Pacific Biodiesel facility on Sand Island, according to sources at the scene.

Firefighters reportedly responded to reports of a fire at the plant, which is located on Makepono Street, just before 3 a.m. and were able to contain the flames within about 10 minutes.

Authorities now believe that a malfunctioning fuel system inside one of the boilers allowed the buildup to occur, which later ignited and caused the fire.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

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