Waikiki surfboard storage rack fire is 2nd in recent weeks
HONOLULU — Fire officials are investigating another blaze at a surfboard rack in Hawai'i's tourist mecca, Waikiki.
The Honolulu Fire Department said crews were extinguishing a fire at a magazine rack around 4 a.m. on Thursday when police alerted them there were surfboards on fire in a nearby alleyway between a shopping center and a hotel.
It was the second time in recent weeks that a Waikiki surfboard rack has burned.
A suspect was arrested for arson after last month's fire burned surfboards stored in racks between a police station and the Moana Surfrider. There was also a fire there less than two years ago.
The October fire destroyed about 500 surfboards and left behind an estimated $650,000 in damage, the fire department said.
Some surfboards burned in Thursday's fire, but the extent of the damage isn't yet clear, KHON reported.