The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Fire and Rescue Officers are investigating how and why the Abba Wholesale and Retail Shop at China Town in Honiara was scorched to ashes in the early hours (4.45am) of Thursday 17 May 2018.
Fire fighters responded to the incident but could not save the shop as it engulfed in flames.
RSIPF Supervising Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi said though RSIPF Fire and Rescue officers could not save the shop they manage to prevent the fire spreading to nearby buildings.
He said the cause of fire is still not known at this stage but investigation into the matter is continuing.
Mr. Manelusi appealed to anyone who may have any information about the cause of fire to come forward to police.
Information can be provided to Honiara Central Police Station on phone number 23304 or 22999.