HFD: Fire at office supply store in Kalihi was intentionally set

HFD: Fire at office supply store in Kalihi was intentionally set
Dozens of firefighters responded to the Dillingham Shopping Center for a fire at Office Depot (Image: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police have launched an arson investigation into a fire that broke out Thursday afternoon at the Office Depot in Kalihi.

More than 25 firefighters responded to the Dillingham Shopping Center at around 3:15 p.m. When they arrived, they found thick black smoke pouring from the store and a shelf on fire.

The blaze was extinguished just after 4:20 p.m., and no injuries were reported.

Fire investigators said Friday that they determined the fire had been intentionally set.

Officials said the building did not have a working smoke alarm system, but it did have fire sprinklers. The damage was estimated at more than $104,000 to the structure, and $350,000 to its contents.

This story will be updated.

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