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HONOLULU — Fire officials are investigating another blaze at a surfboard rack in Hawaii’s tourist mecca, Waikiki.
The Honolulu Fire Department said crews were extinguishing a fire at a magazine rack early 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 a historic hotel. There was also a fire there less 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.
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