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Devastation in Maui fire: 80 dead as frustration with emergency response grows

Posted on AllSides August 12th, 2023
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Never before had Sefo Rosenthal seen anything like the wind driving down from the steep mountains behind Lahaina, in West Maui. The gales pushed the flames with terrifying speeds toward Rosenthal’s family, friends and thousands of other unsuspecting residents and tourists. Desperation forced many to jump into the ocean off Front Street, the heart of this historic town that has since been scorched and leveled. “There was nothing else to do. You can’t go left, you can’t go right, you can’t turn around,” Rosenthal recalled. “The only thing left to...

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