Honolulu police have opened an arson investigation after a fire caused more than $150,000 in damage to a home in Waianae.
Police said a male suspect set fire to the Pokai Bay Street home about 3:50 p.m. Saturday while several people were inside. All the occupants were able to get out safely. Police opened a first-degree arson investigation, but no one had been arrested by early this morning.
The Honolulu Fire Department said firefighters arrived at the home in the 86-040 block of Pokai Bay St. and saw smoke and flames coming from the roof. Firefighters extinguished the fire just after 4:30 p.m.
Firefighters said five people were in the home when the fire erupted.