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Traveling to Maui strongly discouraged due to wildfires

Posted on AllSides August 9th, 2023

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A travel alert has been issued strongly discouraging all non-essential flights to Maui due to several large wildfires. Hawaii officials said the wildfires -- caused by dry conditions and strong winds from Hurricane Dora -- are spreading rapidly, burning hundreds of acres in the counties of Hawaii and Maui. At least six people have died. As of Wednesday morning, the Hawaii Department of Transportation said around 1,800 people had to shelter in place overnight at the Kahului Airport on Maui due to road closures. One non-stop...

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