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Honolulu firefighters battle blaze at site of Alewa Heights teahouse

Honolulu firefighters extinguished a large building fire at the site of Natsunoya Tea House in Alewa Heights early this morning.

Honolulu Fire Department officials said they received a 911 call at 2:13 a.m. for a building fire near 1935 Makanani Drive, which is the address of the teahouse. The main structure of the teahouse did not sustain major damage but an adjacent home on the property had significant damage.

HFD responded with 10 units and 38 firefighters, with the first unit arriving at 2:19 a.m. to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the two-story building.

Firefighters had the fire under control at 2:25 a.m and extinguished at 2:42 a.m., HFD said.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire and there were no injuries, according to HFD. A fire investigator was called to determine the cause of the fire and to provide a damage estimate.

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