Posted at 8:46 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Arson fire closes Health Department building
By Curtis Lum
Advertiser Staff Writer
Fire department officials said someone doused a flammable liquid at the entrance to the building and ignited the liquid at about 6:30 p.m. The fire was confined to the entrance to the building at 1250 Punchbowl St., but it did about $10,000 to $12,000 in damage.
Janice Okubo, department spokeswoman, said the building will be closed to the public tomorrow and reopen at 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Employees will be expected to report to work today.