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Panda Express Hilo Kitchen Fire Doused

October 20, 2017, 9:44 AM HST
* Updated October 20, 10:59 AM
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Hawai‘i Island firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at Panda Express in Hilo on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.

Upon arrival, HFD personnel found a small fire confined to the kitchen area of the business.

There were no occupants; employees or patrons present.

HFD used forcible entry to gain access to the interior.

While assessing the interior, firefighters found a propane gas line to an appliance on fire.

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HFD personnel shut off the gas supply and there were no further damages.

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The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Panda Express is located at 368 E. Maka‘ala St.

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