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Fire that consumed 3 vehicles caused by truck malfunction, HFD says

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 4:47 p.m. HST, Sep 4, 2012

Honolulu Fire Department investigators said today the fire that destroyed three vehicles at a Kaneohe townhouse complex Monday was caused by a malfunction in the engine compartment of one of the vehicles.

The fire originated with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck in the parking lot of the Yacht Club Knolls complex on Olina Street. The fire spread downwind to two sport utility vehicles, a Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot, consuming both.

Damage was estimated at $15,000 for each vehicle.

A Lexus sedan on the other side of the Silverado was also damaged by radiating heat. Damage to that vehicle was estimated at $2,000.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged.

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