Fire Tragedy Strikes Hawaiian Island of Maui: 80 Reported Dead

Unforeseen Devastation

80 people have been reported dead by burning in the new fire on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Police are evacuating the citizens from the northeast region to the safety.

Previously total number of deaths was 67 but county of Maui announced that death have been increased as the fire is still not in control.

People were evacuated from the Kaanapali which is located in the west Maui on the Friday night due to the fire.

It was devastating for the native people to see that their town have been burned down completely by the fire.

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The Heart of the Tragedy: Lahaina

Many survivors from the town Lahaina told the reporters that they did not received any warning which would have given them the time to escape from the fire. Lahaina was mostly affected by the fire.

Anne Lopez who is the attorney general of the Hawaii mentioned that she wants to conduct the detailed analysis of how decisions were and how state responded to the wildfire.

Communication Breakdown Amidst Chaos

There were no warning sirens were sounded in the data managed by the Hawaii emergency service. People have to run for their lives when they saw fire and explosions.

Due to the fire there was power cutoff and mobile phone outage in some areas which limited the reach of alerts which were sent to the mobile phones and the television of the residents of the Hawaii.

Police declared the curfew and Josh Green who is the governor of the state issued a warning that death toll can be increased as the search and rescue operation persists.

Search and Rescue Efforts

Richard Bissen Jr said that Cadavar sniffing dogs were used to search for the dead bodies.

In Maui at least three wildfires started due to the dry summer and the winds from passing storm.

Fire damaged the Lahaina most, lahaina was hit by the biggest fire on Tuesday. Fire covered the whole island in no time.

People of the west Maui are mostly native speakers they don’t speak English language and also not many people in the west Maui owns a car which made it hard for people to understand and act  quickly on warnings.

Bobby Lee who is the head of the fireman association in Hawaii mentioned that around 65 firefighters were working and responsible for fires in Maui, Molokai an Lanai.

Firefighters of the Maui tried to control the fire but failed due to the lack of firefighters and tools provided

People of Kula and Lahaina were instructed not to drink the running water which may be polluted ever after boiling.

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FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. How many people have been reported dead in the recent fire on the Hawaiian island of Maui?
A1.80 people have been reported dead by burning in the new fire on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Q2. Which area was mostly affected by the fire?
A2.Fire damaged the Lahaina most, Lahaina was hit by the biggest fire on Tuesday.

Q3. Why were people not able to receive alerts during the fire?
A3.Due to the fire there was power cutoff and mobile phone outage in some areas which limited the reach of alerts.

Q4. What caused the wildfire in Maui?
A4.In Maui at least three wildfires started due to the dry summer and the winds from passing storm.

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