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Police reopen eastbound lanes of Kapiolani after fire at Hawaiian Dredging


    The News Building on Kapiolani Blvd., as seen today.

Police briefly closed the eastbound lanes of Kapiolani Boulevard this morning between South and Cooke streets due to a structure fire in Kakaako.

The fire, at the Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company building on the corner of Kapiolani Blvd. and South Street, was called in at 6:57 a.m. and was brought under control by firefighters at 7:14 a.m. and extinguished eight minutes later, according to Fire Captain Kevin Mokulehua.

Firefighters found the smoldering fire in a utility room on the second floor of the three-story building, Mokulehua said.

The affected eastbound lanes of Kapiolani Blvd. were reopened at 8:28 a.m.

A damage estimate is pending and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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