On June 9, 2024, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 6:58 p.m. and responded to a building fire near 1375 Dillingham Blvd in Kalihi with 6 units staffed with approximately 22 personnel. While enroute, the first unit saw smoke from a distance and requested a second alarm. A total of 11 units staffed with approximately 44 personnel were involved in the incident.

The first unit arrived on scene at 7:02 p.m. and found a two-story commercial building with heavy black smoke coming from a moped shop on the first floor. A Hazmat unit was dispatched due to lithium-ion batteries being present in the fire. Fire fighters started an offensive fire attack, secured a water supply, and had the fire under control at 7:21 p.m. It was confirmed that there were no occupants in the structure. The fire was extinguished at 7:58 p.m.

An investigation has been initiated to determine the fire’s origin and cause as well as provide damage estimates. An update will be sent out once the final investigation report is complete.