Fire closes Wailuku gym

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - LOCAL - ——— Star-Ad­ver­tiser staff

A fire dam­aged bleach­ers on Fri­day at Wailuku Gym­na­sium and forced the clo­sure of the gym un­til fur­ther no­tice.

The fire was re­ported at 7:44 a.m. af­ter area res­i­dents re­ported see­ing smoke com­ing from the roof.

Fire crews ar­rived at the scene to find a trash can on fire in the gym. The fire was ex­tin­guished at 8:03 a.m., and dam­age was es­ti­mated at $1,500.

A pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion shows the fire was in­ten­tion­ally set, Maui County said in an emailed state­ment. Maui po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

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