Honolulu police are investigating a van fire that happened Tuesday morning in Mapunapuna.
"We got to start all over...build again," said Brian Smith, a J&J Autoworks employee.
Fire crews were called to Ahua Street at J&J Autoworks.
Witnesses say the fire actually spread to the building and raced all the way up to the roof. They say there is no damage inside the building -- mainly the van outside.
Employees say a friend named Shawn was living in the van for six months and was their overnight watch. Shawn said he left his van for 15 minutes and when he came back it was already burned. He said there was no electricity in the van.
"As I got back, the van that I stay in was set on fire and it was just toasted. Nothing to recognize or even find to recover," said Shawn.
But, some in the area say Shawn used candles. Fire officials have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire.
Employees say that they have to move out all the cars from the auto shop onto the street to work on them. It is something they say will be a hassle.
"We got to start again. We got to pull all the cars outside. Our customers might get mad," said Brian.
Even though the company van was lost, many say they are grateful their clients' cars weren't damaged.