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Maui Wildfire Blamed on 'Colonial Greed'

Posted on AllSides August 9th, 2023
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Zeke Kalua/County of Maui

Former state Representative Kaniela Ing on Wednesday blamed the raging Hawaii wildfires on "colonial greed."

The wildfires, which have spread across several islands because of winds from Hurricane Dora, have hit Maui particularly hard, while Lahaina also has been inundated. It is believed that the fires were caused by a mix of hot and dry conditions and exacerbated by the wind. Thousands of people in Maui were forced to evacuate Wednesday morning, including some who jumped into the ocean to flee the flames.

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