POSTED: 12:16 p.m. HST, Feb 12, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 1:31 p.m. HST, Feb 12, 2014
The fire that burned four units at a townhouse complex in Ewa Beach Feb. 1 was accidentally set when batteries used for radio-controlled airplanes overheated.
Capt. Terry Seelig, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman, said the batteries were being charged on a table in the garage of one of the units. The batteries overheated igniting a fire that spread to four units in the Arbors complex on Laaulu Street.
Damage to the four units was estimated at $680,000.
The townhouse complex consists of seven units, but only four of them suffered damages.