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Resident charged with setting fire at Ala Wai condo building

  • 2013 September 12 - CTY - Dustin Saluda.

    2013 September 12 - CTY - Dustin Saluda.

A 28-year-old man was charged with first-degree arson in connection with a fire that occurred at the Ala Wai Plaza condominium complex.

He is identified as Dustin Wayne Saluda, a resident in one of the units of the building, 500 University Ave. His bail was set at $200,000.

The fire occurred at about 9 p.m. Tuesday in Unit 1801 in the Park Tower of the 349-unit complex. The blaze had spread throughout the three-bedroom, two-story unit.

The fire prompted hundreds of residents to evacuate. No injuries were reported.

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