Hawaii wildfires raze resort city on Maui island, killing dozens

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Hawaii wildfires raze resort city on Maui island, killing dozens

A devastating wildfire has caused significant damage to the tourist destination of Lahaina on Maui island in Hawaii. The fire has resulted in the loss of at least 36 lives and forced thousands of people to evacuate. The town of Lahaina, which attracts 2 million tourists annually, has been left in ruins, with neighborhoods, businesses, and vehicles destroyed. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but it is believed to have been fueled by dry vegetation, strong winds, and low humidity. One resident, Dustin Kaleiopu, expressed the widespread devastation and homelessness experienced by many families in the area. This year, wildfires have also ravaged parts of Europe and western Canada, with scientists attributing the increase in such extreme weather events to human-caused climate change. Hawaii experiences wildfires every year, but this year’s fires have been particularly severe due to low rainfall, high temperatures, and nearby storm systems. Firefighters are currently battling three separate blazes on Maui, and the damage assessment is ongoing. The fires were initially intensified by strong winds from Hurricane Dora, but the winds have since subsided. In addition to the human casualties, the fire has also destroyed cultural landmarks, including Lahaina’s historic banyan tree. Over 270 structures have been damaged or destroyed, and thousands of homes and businesses are without power. The wildfires spread rapidly through populated areas, prompting some residents to seek refuge in the Pacific Ocean. The Coast Guard has been involved in rescue operations. The evacuation efforts have led to the closure of several roads, but the airport remains operational, and airlines are offering reduced fares and waivers to facilitate the evacuation of travelers. The National Guard, U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard have been mobilized to assist in the evacuation and firefighting efforts.

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