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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Moana Surfrider Fire Early Wednesday May Have Been Arson

A fire that scorched the exterior of the Westin Moana Surfrider may have been intentionally set, and Honolulu fire and police officials have both opened arson investigations into the blaze at the 111-year-old Waikiki hotel.    
Flames from the fire early Wednesday started in a construction trash bin, rose as high as the sixth floor of the hotel and blew out the windows on the first and second floors, fire officials said.  There was also fa├žade damage on the hotel, which is designated on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hotel guests were evacuated early Wednesday morning after the fire broke out, but no injuries were reported.

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