Flames cause $232K in damage to Lanakila Elementary School’s cafeteria

Flames cause $232K in damage to Lanakila Elementary School’s cafeteria
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a fire at Lanakila Elementary School Friday.

The fire started about 4 p.m. at the school’s cafeteria, and was under control within minutes.

When HFD arrived on scene, black smoke was emanating from the upper windows of the cafeteria. Flames did manage to damage the roof and portions of the interior of the building.

On Saturday, the Honolulu Fire Department released their damage estimate. Officials said the fire caused $232,000 in damage to the structure and its contents.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation.

The cafeteria was evacuated during the fire. Several A+ students and teachers were in the area when the blaze happened, but no injuries were reported.

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