HFD extinguishes fire damaging defunct bookmobile in Kakaako

HFD extinguishes fire damaging defunct bookmobile in Kakaako

KAKAAKO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu fire crews put out a fire early Monday that damaged a defunct bookmobile near the intersection of Keawe and Pohukaina Streets.

Crews were dispatched to the scene at around 12:30 a.m. to the vehicle – formerly known as Bill's Bookmobile -- that was fully engulfed, according to the Honolulu Fire Department. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames within 15 minutes.

Bill's Bookmobile – where customers could find books, DVDs, CDs and records -- was operational from 2007, according to its website. It's not clear when it when out of business.

Initial damage is estimated at approximately $55,000, HFD said.

The fire department is continuing to investigate.

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