| 7 December 2023, Thursday |

Deadly wildfires burning across Maui prompt evacuations

At least 36 people have been killed in “unprecedented” wildfires that are raging across Hawaii’s Big Island and Maui, officials said Wednesday.

Much of Lahaina, a touristic and economic hub of 9,000 people, has been destroyed and hundreds of families displaced, Hawaii Gov. Josh Green said. Residents reported heartbreaking destruction. “We have no more Lahaina. It’s gone,” Mark Stefl told CNN.

Most of the fires on Maui – fueled in part by violent winds from Hurricane Dora, churning more than 800 miles away – have not yet been contained, Mayor Richard Bissen Jr. said.


  • CNN International