First Hawaiian Dededo Branch Open TODAY, Despite Last Night’s Fire


Guam – Guam Fire Department was able to quickly extinguish a fire last night at the Compadres Mall that occurred in a business adjacent to First Hawaiian Bank’s Dededo Branch.

Although smoke filled the facility, the branch will be open today [Friday] for business as usual from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., according to Laura-Lynn Dacanay, senior vice president, Guam and CNMI Region Manager.

“I am proud of the Dededo Branch Staff, including Branch Manager Maria Calvo, who personally went down to inspect the branch and ensure that it was appropriate for customers,” Dacanay said.

“We are thankful that no one was injured in the fire and we especially want to want to thank theGuam Fire Department for their quick response in extinguishing the fire and their assistance with removing the smoke in the branch.”

First Hawaiian Bank ( with assets of $15.2 billion was founded in Hawaii in 1858 and is the leading bank in Guam with the largest share of loans and deposits in the region.

The bank has 58 branches in Hawaii, three on Guam and two on Saipan.