Hawaii County Fire crews responded to a fire late Sunday at the Hawaiian Host Macadamia Nut factory in Captain Cook..
Fire crews arrived to the two-story metal warehouse and found smoke coming out of the vents and eves of the first floor “sampling room”. Employees had already been evacuated. Firefighters got the call at 5:18 p.m. and had the fire under control by 5:40 p.m. The fire was contained to the room with two macadamia nut roaster ovens, officials said.
Fire Inspector Troy Gibson was dispatched, and officials say the cause of the fire was under investigation. The Fire Department is estimating damage at around $80,000.