The Honolulu Fire Department said today that a fire on Wednesday at a Wahiawa restaurant was accidental and caused by a stove being left on.
The fire broke out at the L&L Hawaiian Barbecue on 138 Kamehameha Highway sometime before 10:48 p.m. when HFD received the initial call.
Firefighters arrived at the restaurant, which was closed, at 10:53 p.m. and found black smoke and flames visible through the windows of the single-story building.
The fire was confined to the kitchen and was brought under control at 10:56 p.m. and extinguished at 11:20 p.m.
Damage was estimated at $75,000 to the building’s structure and $10,000 to its contents, HFD officials said.