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Published on: August 23, 2023

Wildfires

Maui Wildfires – Update 3

Lahaina, Maui Island, Hawaii, USA 2,200 acres burned 08 August, 2023

This is our third blog post on the wildfires.  Lisa Morris has provided us with more information in order to assist us in understanding the current nature of the situation.  The island is still in search and recovery mode.  It is estimated that the time for the release of the damaged area is around September 11, 2023. Claims personnel being sent to Hawaii are being directed to Oahu rather than Maui because the damaged area is not accessible yet.

Photos in Situ



Transportation Routes

  • The Lahaina bypass is currently open
  • There is no stopping on the bypass which is enforced by local police (who are parked on the side of the road)
  • Hwy 30 through Lahaina is closed
  • Military personnel have blocked the roads into the heavily damaged areas and they are directing traffic to keep it moving
  • Fences have been put up to prevent access to the damaged area

Humanitarian Efforts

  • There are still hundreds of people missing
  • Parking lots of some of the undamaged places have set up kitchens, and areas people can go to get water and other essentials

Damage vs Undamaged


Maui wildfires
Maui Wildfires – Update 1
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Maui Wildfires – Update 2
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The Banyan Tree in Lahaina (Maui, HI)
Maui Wildfires – Update 4
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Maui Wildfires – Update 5
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Maui Wildfires – Update 6
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