At least 36 killed on Maui and thousands race to escape

The hall of historic Waiola Church and nearby Lahaina Hongwanji Mission

Luke 21:25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves

Important Takeaways:

  • At least 36 killed on Maui as fires burn through Hawaii and thousands race to escape
  • Wildfires fueled by a dry summer and strong winds from a passing hurricane killed 36 people and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings on the Hawaiian island of Maui, in the deadliest blaze in the U.S. in years.
  • Firefighters still battled blazes on the island, as local officials prepared to evacuate thousands of visitors and find shelter for residents in need.
  • The flames left some people with mere minutes to act and led some to flee into the ocean.
  • It is the deadliest fire since the 2018 Camp Fire in California, which killed at least 85 people and virtually razed the town of Paradise.
  • Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen Jr. said the island had “been tested like never before in our lifetime.”

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