Officials Determine Cause of Coast Guard Housing Unit Fire

U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard

HONOLULU — A fire that broke out at a U.S. Coast Guard housing facility along the southern shore of Oahu caused an estimated $270,000 in damage.

Hawaii News Now reports that Honolulu fire officials say a circuit breaker that malfunctioned was the cause of the Saturday morning blaze in Aina Haina.

Firefighters had arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the basement of the two-story structure.

The building had been unoccupied at the time and fire crews were able to bring the flames under control in less than 30 minutes.

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