The Honolulu Fire Department has determined that the transformer fire at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s lower campus last week was accidental.
Damages from the fire are estimated at $1.5 million. Damage was confined to the initial transformer, with no damage to the second transformer and adjacent structures.
On April 19, HFD responded to the two-alarm fire at 1460 Lower Campus Road, with th first unit arriving at 6:53 p.m. The fire was brought under control at 8:06 p.m., and extinguished at 8:23 p.m. No injuries were reported.