Death toll rising after Hawaiian wildfires
(KTEN) – Lahaina is “gone,” said Hawaii Gov. Josh Green. The historic Hawaiian town was leveled by apocalyptic wildfires on Wednesday night.
As of August 12, at least 80 people are dead and thousands of structures are destroyed, making it one of the deadliest blazes in US history.
The family of Terri Thomas, a woman with strong links to Texoma, said she is among the victims.
Lahaina’s fire is the deadliest fire since California’s 2018 Camp Fire, which claimed 88 lives. Before and after images of the fire’s wake are striking. Before and after images of the fire’s wake are striking.
Nearly all buildings in Lahaina are destroyed, including the popular historic district of Front Street.
Ash and debris lie on the ground with smoldering trees and buildings dotting the landscape.
All that can be done is to rebuild for a better future.
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