Officials investigating early-morning blaze at Waiau Power Plant

Officials investigating early-morning blaze at Waiau Power Plant
Officials are investigating a fire at the Waiau Power Plant. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaiian Electric Company is investigating a fire at the Waiau Power Plant early Monday.

It was first reported around 1:15 a.m.

The Honolulu Fire Department said it was brought under control around 2 a.m. and declared extinguished just before 5 a.m.

HECO initially said there was no fire and that it was a generator that tripped. But officials now say that was a mistake on their part and that there was a fire.

No injuries have been reported.

Officials are investigating the cause and damage estimates.

This story will be updated.

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