Honolulu police detectives are investigating Thursday’s kitchen fire at Alicia’s Market in Kalihi as first-degree arson while Honolulu Fire investigators work to determine the cause of the two-alarm blaze.
An HPD highlight this morning mistakenly said there had been an arrest. But police officials verified that no one has been arrested, although they have opened an investigation for first-degree arson.
An owner of Alicia’s Market in Kalihi used an extinguisher and then a garden hose to help firefighters contain the fire to the kitchen, Honolulu fire officials said.
Residences on the second floor of the building at 267 Mokauea St. were evacuated and no one was injured, HFD said.
Firefighters received the first alarm at 4:56 a.m. and arrived at 5:02 a.m. to find light smoke coming out of the roof vent to the business.
The fire was brought under control at 6:02 a.m. and was extinguished at 6:08 a.m.
Ten HFD units and 36 firefighters responded.