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Maui wildfire devastates crown jewels of local heritage: 'All the places that are tourist areas, that are Hawaiian history, are gone, and that can’t be replaced'

Posted on AllSides August 10th, 2023
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Dissipating smoke and ash revealed the sheer devastation that a wildfire left behind in Lahaina Town, one of Hawaii’s most historic cities and onetime capital of the former kingdom. At least 36 people were killed and hundreds of structures were damaged or destroyed in the blaze that sparked Tuesday and quickly spread throughout the western Maui community of less than 13,000 residents. It’s feared that the fire consumed much of historic Front Street, home to restaurants, bars, stores and what is believed to be the United States’ largest banyan —...

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