Kaimuki fire suspected arson

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A house fire at 3257 Brokaw St. in Kaimuki on Sunday, Oct. 21 is estimated to have caused $640,000 in damages, according to Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Scot Seguirant. The homeowner was arrested Oct. 21 on suspicion of first-degree arson.

No injuries were reported and the house was said to have been empty at 9:45 a.m. when the blaze ignited the two-story structure. Over 30 firefighters were on the scene and the fire was extinguished by 10:25 a.m.

Many Kalani students have reported to Ka Leo staff that they live near or on the same street as the house, which is in the school’s district.

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  • Today, the structure of the house remains, but the charred exterior looks ready to crumble. Photo by Jayden Park 2018.

  • HFD Capt. Seguirant reported that the fire started in the garage and spread. An incinerated vehicle sits in the garage and the damage is so severe it's impossible to tell the make and model. Photo by Jayden Park 2018.

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