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Hawaii fires: At least 36 killed as flames sweep through Maui

Posted on AllSides August 10th, 2023
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General News, Wildfires, Hawaii
Reuters

At least 36 people have died as fast-moving wildfires tear through the Hawaiian island of Maui, officials say.

The deaths in the city of Lahaina, the island's main tourist destination, came as strong winds from a distant hurricane fanned the flames.

The fire is one of several ongoing blazes that have burnt entire neighbourhoods to the ground.

Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes and a state of emergency has been declared.

A huge search and rescue operation is under way, with some people still unaccounted for....

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