Some $80,000 in damages was done to a small room of the Hawaiian Host macadamia nut factory in Captain Cook in a fire late Sunday, Hawaii Island fire officials said.
Firefighters took 18 minutes to get the fire under control after receiving the call at 5:22 p.m.
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 been evacuated.
The fire was contained to the room with two macadamia nut roaster ovens, officials said.
Officials said the cause of the fire was under investigation.