Sprinkler system confines fire at mill

FIRST PHOTO: Firefighters are seen battling a fire at the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. Puunene Mill on Saturday afternoon. Crews responded to the 12:29 p.m. report to find that a conveyor belt in the mill had caught on fire and ignited the bagasse that was being transported on it, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said.

SECOND PHOTO: The sprinkler system activated, confining the fire to area around the conveyor. The cause of the fire was accidental, Mainaga said. Damage to the equipment is estimated to be $13,000.