UPDATE: CAUSE AND DAMAGE ESTIMATE FOR TWO-ALARM FIRE AT ST. PHILOMENA CHURCH

UPDATE: On Monday, September 6, 2021, the Honolulu Fire Department’s Fire Investigator concluded the investigation of yesterday’s two-alarm building fire at the St. Philomena Parish in Salt Lake and reports the cause of the fire as incendiary. Since this fire was determined to be intentionally set, the case has been transferred to the Honolulu Police Department for further criminal investigation.

The total damage estimate is $207,000. The estimate includes $62,000 to the involved structure and $4,000 to its contents and an additional $130,000 to the adjacent structure and $11,000 to its contents.