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Suspected arsonist being examined after Ewa Beach house fire

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A 25-year-old Ewa Beach man was under mental evaluation for allegedly setting fire to the contents in his bedroom Sunday afternoon, causing more than $20,000 in damage.

Fire investigators concluded that the fire at 91-869 Haehae Place was intentionally set. The case was turned over to HPD’s arson unit.

Six fire companies with 19 personnel responded to the two alarm fire at 1:53 p.m. The fire was extinguished the fire by 2:10 p.m.

Four people were home at the time of the fire and were able to evacuate without injury from the one-story building.

The fire damage was contained to one bedroom.

No injuries were reported.

No arrest was made after the homeowners withdrew a first-degree arson complaint.

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