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Firefighters investigate cause of Wahiawa fire that destroyed state offices serving women and children

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                                Firefighters were at the scene Tuesday after a fire damaged two cottage-style structures at the Wahiawa Women, Infants and Children facility in Wahiawa.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA /CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Firefighters were at the scene Tuesday after a fire damaged two cottage-style structures at the Wahiawa Women, Infants and Children facility in Wahiawa.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Firefighters extinguished a structure fire in Wahiawa early this morning.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Firefighters extinguished a structure fire in Wahiawa early this morning.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Firefighters extinguished a structure fire in Wahiawa early this morning.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Firefighters extinguished a structure fire in Wahiawa early this morning.

Honolulu firefighters extinguished an early-morning structure fire that gutted state offices that serve women and children in Wahiawa.

Ten units with 35 firefighters responded to the blaze that broke out at a cottage-style structure that house offices for the Wahiawa Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program at 830 California Ave. shortly before 2:30 a.m.

The offices are next to the Wahiawa Public Library and across from the Wahiawa Shopping Center.

The fire was initially reported as a rubbish fire and then upgraded to a structure fire.

Firefighters brought the fire under control just before 3 a.m. and extinguished at about 5:11 a.m., according to Honolulu Fire spokesman Capt. Jeffrey Roache.

No injuries were reported.

Fire officials are at the scene investigating the cause of the fire. Damage to the structure has yet to be determined.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children receives federal grants to support low-income residents with supplemental foods and provide nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and health and social service referrals, according to the Hawaii Department of Health website.

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