Honolulu firefighters: Waikiki hotel blaze intentionally set

Honolulu firefighters say a fire that broke out in a Waikiki high-rise hotel was intentionally set

HONOLULU -- Honolulu firefighters say a fire that caused $1.8 million in damage to a high-rise hotel in Waikiki was intentionally set.

Fire Captain Scot Seguirant said Tuesday firefighters have referred the case to police for further investigation.

The blaze sparked near a storage room on the 14th floor of the 25-story Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger hotel Monday night. No one was injured.

A sprinkler system controlled the fire.

Nearly 60 firefighters responded.