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Police investigating arson in downtown business


Police are investigating two small fires that were intentionally set at a business in Downtown Honolulu Monday. 

Shortly before 3 p.m., firefighters responded to a call from an employee of a fire on the second floor of a building at 212 Merchant Street, according to Honolulu Fire Spokesman Capt. David Jenkins.

Two fires were found in the trash can in the women’s restroom and in a cupboard in a break room, Jenkins said.

An employee extinguished the fires before firefighters arrived. 

No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.

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