Maui fire officials have opened an arson investigation into a fire at the Wailuku gymnasium Thursday.
A spokesperson for the Maui Fire Department said the fire was reported around 7:45 a.m. after residents saw smoke coming out of the gym's roof.
When firefighters arrived, they found a fire burning in a trashcan inside the gym. The flames also damaged a portion of the lower bleachers.
It took crews about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire. It caused about $1,500 in damage.
A preliminary investigation reveled the fire was intentionally set. The case has been turned over to Maui police.
The gym will remain closed until further notice.
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