Deadly wildfires burning across Maui prompt evacuations: Live Updates


11:33 p.m. ET, August 9, 2023

More than 271 structures impacted in Lahaina fire

More than 271 structures have been impacted in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, following a sprawling wildfire, according to a news release from Maui County Wednesday.  

“Flyovers today of Lahaina town by US Civil Air Patrol and Maui Fire Department showed that more than 271 structures have been impacted. Widespread damage to the West Maui town, the harbor and surrounding areas are being documented,” the county said.  

There are no significant changes reported in the Lahaina, Upcountry and Pūlehu fires and no new evacuations, the county said. 

About 100 Maui firefighters “have been on duty around the clock” and are currently addressing spot fires around Lahaina, the county said, and the Maui Fire Department requested an additional 20 firefighters from Honolulu and an incident management team.

Three helicopters from the US Coast Guard and US Navy conducted search and rescue efforts along the west Maui coastline, and a federal team arrived Wednesday to help in search efforts as well, the release said.

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