Arson investigation opened after blaze damages abandoned Kailua home

HFD's new fire trucks were given Hawaiian names and blessed in a traditional ceremony Monday.
HFD's new fire trucks were given Hawaiian names and blessed in a traditional ceremony Monday.(HNN)
Published: Nov. 25, 2022 at 10:18 AM HST|Updated: Nov. 26, 2022 at 10:27 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Fire Department extinguished a blaze that broke out at an abandoned home in Kailua early Friday.

HFD officials said they received a call around 4:15 a.m. for the fire at Lunahelu Street.

The first HFD unit arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the front of a small, single-story building.

The blaze was fully extinguished before 5 a.m.

No injuries have been reported.

HFD determined the fire was incendiary and the investigation was turned over to the Honolulu Police Department.

Investigators said the cost of damages is estimated at $3,000 to the property and contents.

This story will be updated.