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Foodland on Beretania St. reopened following hazmat situation

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Foodland on Beretania Street has been reopened to the public after a hazmat situation forced an evacuation early Wednesday, the Honolulu Fire Department said.

More than 20 firefighters responded to initial reports of a building fire at around 4:15 a.m. When they arrived on scene, they reported light smoke emanating from a compressor room inside the grocery store and received reports of a possible Freon leak from one of the refrigeration units.

A technician was able to mitigate the leak. The store reopened to the public around 5:50 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

HFD is still investigating the incident.

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