Fire at HC&S Repair Shop Causes $2,000 Damage

September 30, 2015, 12:45 PM HST · Updated September 30, 12:45 PM
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HC&S Puʻunēnē Mill. Photo by Wendy Osher.

HC&S Puʻunēnē Mill. Photo by Wendy Osher.

An early morning fire at a Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar company repair shop in Puʻunēnē was brought under control and extinguished within a half an hour.

The incident was reported at 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 near the company’s sugar mill.

Firefighters from Kahului arrived at 1:27 a.m. to find a small fire burning within a tractor repair building along the old Puʻunēnē Avenue.

Firefighters brought the fire under control at 1:34 a.m., and called it extinguished at 1:50 a.m.

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Fire officials say the fire was reported by HC&S employees in another building nearby.

The fire burned wooden storage lockers within the repair shop and caused an estimated $1,000 in damages to structure and $1000 to its contents.

Fire officials say the cause of the fire was undetermined and no injuries were reported.

Fire crews from Kahului, Wailuku, and a battalion chief responded to the incident.

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