Deadliest fire in american history

August 13, 2023
Lahaina wildfire a burned neighborhood

It will certainly be the worst natural disaster that Hawaii ever faced.

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green on the Lahaina wildfire – one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history.
  • At least 93 people died in the fire but that number is expected to grow.
  • Maui Chief of Police says law enforcement has only sifted through 3% of the search area: “We’ve got an area that we have to contain that is at least 5 square miles and it is full of our loved ones."
  • "At least 2,200 buildings were damaged or destroyed in West Maui, Green said, of which 86% were residential." (AP)
  • This historic fire is the deadliest in America in at least 100 years. Here's a list of the deadliest fires in American history.
  • Gov. Green went on to say,“People have asked why we are reviewing what’s going on and it’s because the world has changed. A storm now can be a hurricane-fire or a fire-hurricane. “That’s what we experienced, that’s why we’re looking into these policies, to find out how we can best protect our people.” READ MORE

by Jenna Lee,