Fire Causes $5.5 Million Damage to Hawaii Businesses

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Fire Causes $5.5 Million in Damage to Industrial Park | F.E. Moran Fire Protection

Mapunapuna, Hawaii -- A fire in an industrial area of Hawaii caused $5.5 million in damages.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  What is known is that the ABC Supply Co sustained $5.45 million in damages and neigboring businesses got $50,000 in fire damage.  Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to a housing building supply structure that held a large propane tank and could have caused massive damage.

"The firefighters did a great job of minimizing the fire," said ABC Supply General Manager Jack Miller.

Company employee, Jesse Ervin, said that he was working on closing for the night when he saw the fire and called for help.  Firefighters arrived shortly, and were able to help control the blaze and prevent it from moving to a third structure.

In all, seventy firefighters arrived to fight the blaze.  They brought the fire under control within three hours.  However, it took 21 hours to fully extinguish the fire.

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